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Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance

San Francisco’s Existing Commercial Buildings Ordinance applies to existing commercial buildings with 10,000 square feet or more of space that is heated or cooled. The Ordinance has two separate requirements: energy benchmarking and energy audits. 

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Benchmarking Overview
How to Comply with Benchmarking in San Francisco
Help with Benchmarking
Why benchmark?

Energy Efficiency Audits

Energy Efficiency Audit Overview
How to Comply and Report to SF Environment
Minimum Qualifications for Energy Auditors
Why Audit?
Resources and Financing
Register an Energy Audit As Under Contract

For Tenants of Commercial Buildings

Tenants' Roles and Opportunities


San Francisco Existing Commercial Buildings Performance Report 2010-2014 (PDF)
Existing Commercial Buildings Task Force Report - December 2009 (PDF)

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