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 50,000 square feet or more must benchmark and report by June 1, 2018, and buildings 20,000 square feet or more must begin reporting in 2019. Following the initial year of compliance, buildings must continue to report by June 1st of each year.
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.