How To Comply

The first phase of the Ordinance requires owners of covered buildings to:

  • Complete a benchmarking report through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager summarizing the annual energy and water performance for each building
  • Submit the report to the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety

To comply with the Ordinance, building owners must complete these steps on or before the compliance date show in the official notification letter.  

The QuickStart Guides are designed to help you benchmark and report your building. Pick the guide that’s right for you.

Start Here if:

Fresh Start

Start Here if:

Head Start


Start Here if:

  • You are using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager 
  • You are tracking whole-building electricity use
  • You are tracking whole-building gas use
  • You are tracking whole-building water use
  • Last year’s electricity, gas and water data already is in ESPM


Fast Start

If you did not receive a notification letter listing your unique Building ID, submit an inquiry here and we will connect you with LADBS directly.