WHAT’S REQUIRED?

Benchmarking

Building owners who are not already tracking whole-building data in Energy Star will undertake a multi-step process to comply:

  1. Set up an account in Energy Star Portfolio Manager.
  2. Enter whole building energy (gas & electric) and water data for the previous calendar year.
  3. Submit your report to the St. Louis Building Division.
  4. Need assistance? Contact the Building Division at 314-622-5689 or benchmarking@stlouis-mo.gov.

Timeline

The program is phased in by building ownership:

  • All municipal buildings of at least 50,000 square feet must comply no later than December 31, 2017 and each April 1 thereafter.
  • Owners of non-municipal buildings (institutional, commercial, and multifamily residential) of at least 50,000 square feet must comply no later than April 1, 2018 and each April 1 thereafter.

REPORTING CHECKLIST

  1. Collect data on water, gas and electric energy used by the building.
  2. Create an account in the EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager.
  3. Add your property to your account.
  4. Enter the size and details of the building’s uses.
  5. Set up your energy (gas & electric) and water meters in Portfolio Manager with the correct units.
  6. Enter your energy and water use data.
  7. Run a data quality check.
  8. Add any contextual information.
  9. Add your St. Louis Building ID.
  10. Generate and submit your energy and water report using the St. Louis reporting template.

GATHERING & REQUESTING UTILITY DATA

Multi-tenant Buildings Only: You may request aggregated whole-building data from Ameren Missouri & Spire. Click our Utility Release Form below to submit requests to Ameren Missouri and/or Spire to the contact methods at each utility listed down below:

Requesting Steam Consumption History – Ashley Energy
Buildings which use steam from Ashley Energy (formerly Trigen) may request monthly steam consumption volumes for 2017.

Click here to download a PDF of the “Request for Steam Consumption History” form

Please complete and send to:

Danielle Gierer, Executive Administrative Assistant
Ashley Energy LLC
One Ashley Place
St. Louis, MO 63102


Or complete, scan and email to: danielle.gierer@ashleyenergy.com

VIOLATIONS & ENFORCEMENT

Any person who fails to comply with any benchmarking information submittal requirement mandated by this article or misrepresents any material fact in a document or report prepared as required by this article shall result in the following:

  1. A written warning shall be issued by the Commissioner to an owner who fails to submit any required benchmarking information. Such warning letter shall be effective on the date of issuance and shall be mailed to the owner’s last known address as determined by county record.
  2. In the event required benchmarking information is not reported within sixty (60) days of the date the written warning is issued, said failure shall constitute an offense and shall be punishable, upon conviction, by a fine of not less than $50.00 and not more than $200.00. For any continuing violation of this article, each day of the violation shall be considered a separate offense. In no event shall the cumulative fine imposed hereunder exceed $1000.00 annually.

To view this section in the ordinance, please visit here: https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/city-laws/ordinances/ordinance.cfm?ord=70474

EXEMPTIONS/EXTENSIONS FORM

Think your building qualifies for an exemption or you need to file for an extension? Complete and send the following form to benchmarking@stlouis-mo.gov.

Exemptions & Extensions Form

Any owner requesting such an extension or exemption shall provide the Commissioner any and all documentation request to substantiate the request or otherwise assist the Commissioner in the extension or exemption determination. Any extension or exemption granted shall be limited to the benchmarking submission for which the request was made and shall not extend to past or future submittals.

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