The recent Philadelphia Benchmarking mandate put in place by the City of Philadelphia requires commercial buildings 50,000 SQFT and greater to document energy and water consumption through Energy Star Portofolio Manager and report the results to the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability on an annual basis. A fine will be levied for non-compliance of $300 for the first 30 days and $100 per day thereafter.
EES assists building owners with meeting the requirements set forth by the mandate and can assist with the development of a plan to improve building efficiency which results in year over year efficiency improvements. As building performance will be benchmarked with similar building types, buildings that have poor scores will likely be required to pursue efficiency improvements in upcoming years. This has taken place at other large cities who have enacted similar legislation.
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