Deadlines & Penalties

The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) has put forward a recommendation to the Los Angeles City Council to extend the initial benchmarking deadline to November 1, 2017, providing additional time for building owners to comply with the Ordinance.

While this extension is pending Council approval, LADBS has confirmed they will not issue any fines to building owners who were not able to meet the July 1, 2017 deadline.

The City encourages covered buildings to continue compliance efforts as we await an update on the reporting deadline.

To create the initial 2016 Benchmarking Report, the property owner or their designated representative must enter whole-building electricity, gas, and water data for calendar year 2016 in to Energy Star Portfolio Manager, then submit the Benchmarking Report to the LA Department of Building & Safety. See our Compliance Guides for more details.

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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