2010 building performance standard that requires all rental housing in the city to demonstrate that it is about as efficient as buildings built to the 1999 Energy Code.
Surveys national and international examples of current building performance standards and pending proposals, and discusses key policy and design decisions, including scope of coverage, standards, metrics, trading, and exemptions.
Requires the State Commerce Department to set a state energy performance standard target for each building type by 2020, and develop “conditional compliance methods" to meet them.
Starting in 2021, owners of buildings over 50,000 square feet that are below a specific energy performance threshold will be required to improve their energy efficiency over the next 5 years.
Requires large commercial, multi-family, institutional, and municipal buildings (50,000 sq. ft. and above) to reduce energy use in order to meet an energy performance standard by May 2025, which will be reviewed and updated every four years.
A set of laws which require certain existing building roofs must be covered in green roofs or PV, and setting annual carbon emissions limits for buildings larger than 25,000 sf.