In 2013, the City of Boston enacted the Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO), which requires some property owners to annually benchmark and report their utility data.
Owners of nonresidential buildings that are 35,000 square feet or larger, residential buildings that are 35,000 square feet or larger, or have 35 or more units, and any parcel with multiple buildings that sum to 100,000 square feet or 100 units, are required to report all utility data from 2017 by May 15, 2018. The penalties for non-compliance can be substantial, so be sure to report your utility data.
Need help reporting your utility data, or know someone that does? Albireo and its energy management system, UtilityModule, links to ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® and can submit your data for the easiest compliance in the market.
If you are now required to comply with local benchmarking laws and need help, please contact us at [email protected].