Reach Code Paths

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Audits at time of listing, sale, or remodel

A requirement to conduct building energy use audits at time of sale can incentivize owners to invest in retrofits that improve efficiency and may help maintain or improve a building’s resale value

  • Objective information regarding energy performance and cost expectations
  • Informed decision-making regarding upgrade options or performance across projects
  • Resistance to adding requirements to already complex real estate transactions
  • Requires ongoing internal jurisdiction resources
  • No direct energy savings

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Benchmarking (via EPA Portfolio Manager) at time of lease, sale or by “date-certain”. Expand existing CEC requirements to smaller buildings

Requiring the energy use of commercial and multifamily buildings to be compared against similar buildings helps owners and occupants understand relative energy performance and identify opportunities to reduce energy waste

  • Provides objective information regarding energy performance and cost expectations
  • Can be prerequisite to requiring improvements
  • Enables owners to make informed decisions regarding upgrade options or performance across projects
  • Resistance to adding requirements to already complex real estate transactions
  • Requires ongoing internal jurisdiction resources
  • No direct energy savings

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Application Package, Internal Staff Resources, Implementation


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Benchmarking water use (via EPA Portfolio Manager), conduct water audit and retro-commissioning

  • Objective information about building water use
  • Informed decisions and flexibility regarding upgrade, when necessary
  • Keeping existing building stock operating at high efficiency
  • Requires ongoing internal jurisdiction resources

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Application Package, Internal Staff Resources, Implementation


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