§ 2004.

SCHEDULE FOR COMPLIANCE

a.

Annual Energy Benchmark Summary Reports from Portfolio Manager.

1.

For a non-residential building with gross area greater than 50,000 square feet, the owner must complete and submit the initial Annual Energy Benchmark Summary report on or before October 1, 2011, and annually no later than April 1 thereafter. Annual Energy Benchmark Summary report data submitted prior to January 1, 2012 shall not be published, is exempt from Section 2003(c) and (d) of this Chapter, and shall remain confidential to the extent permitted by law, unless designated in writing by the building owner to be public or otherwise demonstrated to be common knowledge.

2.

For a non-residential building with gross area greater than 25,000 square feet but less than or equal to 49,999 square feet, the owner must complete and submit the initial AEBS on or before April 1, 2012, and annually no later than April 1 thereafter. Annual Energy Benchmark Summary report data submitted prior to January 1, 2013 for buildings less than or equal to 50,000 square feet shall not be published, is exempt from Section 2003(c) and (d) of this Chapter, and shall remain confidential to the extent permitted by law, unless designated in writing by the building owner to be public or otherwise demonstrated to be common knowledge.

3.

For a non-residential building with gross area greater than 10,000 square feet but less than 24,999 square feet, the owner must complete and submit the initial AEBS on or before April 1, 2013, and annually no later than April 1 thereafter. Annual Energy Benchmark Summary report data submitted prior to January 1, 2013 for buildings less than or equal to 25,000 square feet shall not be published, is exempt from Section 2003(c) and (d) of this Chapter, and shall remain confidential to the extent permitted by law, unless designated in writing by the building owner to be public or otherwise demonstrated to be common knowledge.

b.

Energy Efficiency Audits and Reporting.

1.

No later than 120 days after enactment of this Chapter, the Department of Environment shall establish a schedule for energy efficiency audit reports for nonresidential buildings not covered by Section 2006, such that:

A.

To ensure sufficient energy auditing capacity, due dates for initial energy efficiency audits for all covered buildings shall be staggered over a three year rolling deadline, starting no later than 12 months after the effective date of this ordinance, with subsequent energy efficiency audits and energy efficiency audit reports every five years thereafter.

B.

All buildings required to undertake an energy efficiency audit shall be assigned a specific date when a completed energy efficiency audit is due.

C.

The Department of Environment shall notify the owner of each covered building of the requirements of this article one year prior to the date an energy efficiency audit is required to be completed.

2.

The owners of covered buildings in existence on the effective date of this Chapter may comply with the first assigned due date for an energy efficiency audit by submitting records of audits, retro-commissioning, and retrofits performed not more than 3 years prior to the effective date of this ordinance, provided that the entire building was evaluated and that the energy efficiency audit reports performed prior to the completion of rule-making are signed and dated by a Professional Engineer, Certified Energy Manager, Certified Energy Auditor, or person with similar professional credentials as determined by the Director. Such submittals shall include certification that all work associated with the audit (including but not limited to surveys, inspections, and analyses) was completed not more than 3 years prior to the effective date of this ordinance, and meets at least one of the following criteria:

A.

For buildings greater than 50,000 square feet in gross area, energy efficiency audits performed prior to the completion of rule-making must meet the Level II audit standard.

B.

For buildings 49,999 square feet in gross area or less, energy efficiency audits performed prior to the completion of rule-making must meet the Level I audit standard.

C.

An energy efficiency audit of the entire building for work implemented under the San Francisco Energy Watch program, or

D.

Other comprehensive energy efficiency audit of the entire building, subject to approval by the Director.

History

(Added by Ord. 17-11, File No. 101105, App. 2/18/2011)

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