Deadlines & Penalties

The Energy and Water Efficiency Ordinance requires annual benchmarking reports to be submitted to the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety on the following schedule:

Deadlines for Privately Owned Buildings
BUILDING SQUARE FOOTAGE FIRST BENCHMARK REPORTING DATE SUBSEQUENT BENCHMARK REPORTING DATE
100,000+ December 1, 2017 June 1 thereafter
50,000+ June 1, 2018 June 1 thereafter
20,000+ June 1, 2019 June 1 thereafter

Buildings owned by the City of Los Angeles that are 7,500 square feet gross floor area or more must complete and submit an initial benchmarking report on or before December 1, 2017, and annually no later than June 1 thereafter.

For buildings 100,000 square feet or more, and subject to the December 1, 2017 deadline, check your compliance status on the LADBS website here.

Consequences of Noncompliance

  • Public disclosure of noncompliance
  • Fees and penalties from the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety
  • Potential financing and transaction complications