Assembly Bill 802 (AB802) is California’s statewide building energy use benchmarking and public disclosure program for large buildings. The law requires that owners of commercial buildings larger than 50,000 square feet report annual whole building energy use data to the California State Energy Commission. the legislation allows building owners, or their authorized agents, to obtain the energy usage data (across all tenants) for their building benchmarking. In some cases, data may be obtained without authorization.
Disclosable buildings are those with more than 50,000 square feet of gross floor area. Owners of commercial buildings with more than 50,000 square feet and no residential utility accounts must report annually starting June 1, 2018. Owners of multifamily residential buildings with more 50,000 square feet and 17 or more utility accounts must report annually starting June 1, 2019.
Reporting is due every year by June 1 for buildings with no residential utility accounts and buildings with 17 or more residential utility accounts. Information for buildings with no residential utility accounts and buildings with 17 or more residential accounts is scheduled to be posted after June 1. Comparative information on the performance of each building will be posted during the second reporting year for each group.
Building owners must report their energy usage data to EPA’s Portfolio Manager. The Cotocon Group can help you with your California Building Energy Benchmarking .
The Commission has authority to institute civil fines of up to $2,000 for non-compliance.