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

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

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

Start Here if:

  • You are using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager 
  • You are missing some tenant data
  • You are missing some electricity, gas or water data
Head Start

Start Here if:

  • You are not using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
Fresh 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.