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List of Legislation and Campaigns Leveraging ENERGY STAR

Last Updated: 10-04-2021

Federal agencies and state and local governments across the country are taking important steps to protect the environment and lower energy costs by adopting policies that leverage EPA’s ENERGY STAR tools to reduce energy use in commercial buildings, through both required policy measures and voluntary campaigns. This document provides a summary of federal, state, and local efforts that refer to ENERGY STAR tools. Download the PDF below, or view them as an interactive map of benchmarking programs and policies

Resource Type: Research and reports, Benchmarking & disclosure policy, Campaigns
Market Sector: State & local government
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The New York City Local Law 84 Benchmarking Report, 2013

Last Updated: 08-27-2020

In 2011, New York City passed Local Law 84, which requires all large buildings in the city to measure and disclose energy consumption annually. This report analyzes data from the second year of benchmarking, and, as such, was the first report to be able to compare two robust sets of data. Among the more notable findings: the median 1 – 100 ENERGY STAR score of New York City buildings increased from a 64 to 67 between the two reporting years. 

Resource Type: Third party resources, Research and reports, Benchmarking & disclosure policy
Market Sector: State & local government
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The New York City Local Law 84 Benchmarking Report

Last Updated: 12-13-2016

Read this report from New York City to learn about its benchmarking ordinance, which requires all large buildings in the city to measure and disclose energy consumption annually. This report is the first analysis of New York City benchmarking data and provides comprehensive recommendations to improve the quality of energy benchmarking and the ease of compliance for building owners.

Resource Type: Third party resources, Research and reports, Benchmarking & disclosure policy
Market Sector: State & local government