Philadelphia Energy Benchmarking

What the Law Says

Philadelphia Building Energy Benchmarking Ordinance

Philadelphia Building Energy Benchmarking Ordinance  requires building owners to:

  • All Commercial buildings, excluding multifamily, greater than 50,000 square feet must benchmark and disclose energy and water use using Portfolio Manager.
  • Sellers or lessors of buildings must provide prospective buyers or lessees with Statement of Energy Performance if requested.


The Benchmarking Ordinance has two major purposes: to improve energy efficiency of the built environment and to save money on energy costs. The Office of Sustainability manages the city’s energy benchmarking program, which helps building owners reduce their energy use and save money.

Who is Required to Comply

If you are a commercial or multifamily building owner or manager in Philadelphia with an indoor floor space larger than 50,000 square feet, then you are required by this ordinance to submit an energy usage report.


June 30th of every year.

How to Report

Building owners must report their energy usage data to EPA’s Portfolio Manager. The Cotocon Group can help you with your benchmarking.

What are the fines Like?

$300 for failure to comply during the first 30 days – $100 per day thereafter.

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