Deadline July 1, 2017
Proposed extension in progress

City of Los Angeles Energy and Water Efficiency Ordinance

Effective in 2017, privately owned buildings in Los Angeles that are 20,000 square feet or more and buildings owned by the City that are 7,500 or more are required to be benchmarked, and owners must disclose annual energy and water consumption.

Privately owned buildings that are 100,000 square feet or more must begin benchmarking reporting by July 1, 2017, and smaller buildings must begin reporting over the next two years.

Beginning in 2019, buildings must disclose energy and water consumption and demonstrate that they are energy and water-efficient or on a pathway to efficiency.

Mayor Garcetti Signs New Ordinance Into Law

In a major effort to reduce greenhouse gases generated by Los Angeles buildings, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti signed a bold measure to improve energy and water efficiency. The Existing Buildings Energy and Water Efficiency Ordinance (EBEWE), unanimously approved by the City Council, will make public the annual energy and water consumption of all buildings over 20,000 square feet in the City of L.A. This ordinance not only reduces greenhouse gases, but also facilitates the comparison of buildings’ energy and water consumption, and can reduce building operating costs. Read the full ordinance here.

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