California Energy Commission Delays Implementation Of Nonresidential Building Energy Disclosure Regulations

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On August 14, 2013, the California Energy Commission announced for the second time this summer that implementation of California’s new energy use disclosure regulations has been delayed.  These delays affect the regulation’s original compliance deadlines, which we explained in our update dated May 9, 2013.

The first delay in June 2013 was based on the temporary unavailability of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s online data system, the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, for tracking energy usage.  The second delay, announced earlier this week, is similarly based on technical problems with this online data system.

The new compliance deadlines for nonresidential building owners are as follows:

  • All buildings with a total gross floor area measuring more than 10,000 square feet:  January 1, 2014.
  • Buildings with a total gross floor area measuring 5,000 to 10,000 square feet:  July 1, 2014.

Please contact counsel for a more detailed summary of the final regulations and an explanation of the impact they may have on your company.

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