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:

  • On or before December 1, 2017, privately owned buildings 100,000 square feet gross floor area or more must complete and submit an initial benchmarking report, and annually no later than June 1 thereafter.
  • On or before June 1, 2018, privately owned buildings 50,000 square feet gross floor area or more must complete and submit an initial benchmarking report, and annually no later than June 1 thereafter.
  • On or before June 1, 2019, privately owned buildings 20,000 square feet gross floor area or more must complete and submit an initial benchmarking report, and annually no later than 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.

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