Chicago’s Energy Use Benchmarking Ordinance (EUBO)
If you own a residential, commercial, or municipal building Energy Benchmarking with 50,000 square feet or more, you must begin tracking and reporting your energy consumption according to the City’s compliance deadlines. Verification of data by a licensed professional is required every three years.
The compliance deadline for benchmarking reports is June 1. As a reminder, energy benchmarking reports are due annually from all properties, and data verification is required once every three years. To determine if you are required to verify data this year, check the compliance notification letter sent by the City, which you should receive by mid to late March.
Building owners must report their energy usage data to EPA’s Portfolio Manager, a reporting tool that allows building owners to compare their building’s energy efficiency with similar buildings. The Cotocon Group has extensive experience in Chicago Building Energy Benchmarking Performance. Contact us for help!
Fines: $100.00 for the first violation, and an additional fine of up to $25.00 for each day that the violation continues.