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 July 1, 2017, privately owned buildings 100,000 square feet or more must complete and submit an initial benchmarking report, and annually no later than April 1 starting in 2018
  • On or before April 1, 2018, privately owned buildings 50,000 square feet or more must complete and submit an initial benchmarking report, and annually no later than April 1 starting in 2019
  • On or before April 1, 2019, privately owned buildings 20,000 square feet or more must complete and submit an  initial benchmarking report, and annually no later than April 1 starting in 2020

Buildings owned by the City of Los Angeles that are 7,500 square feel or more must complete and submit an initial benchmarking report on or before July 1, 2017, and annually no later than April 1 starting in 2018.

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