Since 2015, the City of Chicago has fostered energy efficiency opportunities and made sustainability a key focus of policy. The city initially set out to increase awareness of energy performance through the Building Energy Use Benchmarking Ordinance, which requires multifamily residential properties over 50,000 square feet to benchmark annually, by June 1. Failure to benchmark can result in an initial fine of up to $100, then $25 per day until benchmarking is completed.
We offer in-house support that includes:
• Collecting and tracking basic building information and whole-building energy use through ENERGY STAR PORTFOLIO Manager and our own Energy Management Information System.
• Annual verification and review to ensure accurate reporting. We perform building visits to verify square footage and typology.
• A streamlined and centralized process that mitigates risk and guarantees timely compliance.