Cities, States Begin Mandates For Energy Benchmarking
While many initiatives exist nationwide to encourage energy-use benchmarking in buildings, two jurisdictions have taken the next bold step and written benchmarking into law. To boot, both include disclosure requirements. More than 75 percent of U.S. households recognize the ENERGY STAR label and the program has been tested and vetted. It makes sense that using ENERGY STAR tools to implement energy efficiency programs is the de facto choice around the country.