City of St. Louis Building Energy Awareness Ordinance

Effective in 2017, privately owned buildings and municipal buildings in St. Louis that are 50,000 square feet or more are required to be benchmarked, and owners must disclose annual energy and water consumption. Privately owned buildings must benchmark and submit reporting for the first compliance deadline no later than May 1, annually. Building owners will use a free, online tool called Energy Star Portfolio Manager to benchmark their buildings. Requiring large building to benchmark and report their energy use on an annual basis has been shown to be an effective driver of behavioral, operational and capital improvements to building energy performance.

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