Update: Boston’s Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance
March 14, 2016
In 2013, the City of Boston enacted the Building Energy
Boston's large- and medium-sized buildings to report their
annual energy and water use to the City of Boston.
The energy reporting and disclosure is intended to provide
information and encourage building owners and tenants to
increase energy efficiency, reduce energy costs, and utilize
incentives such as Renew Boston. This is all in an effort to help Boston meet its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2020.
New this year, all non-residential buildings over 35,000 gross square feet are required to complete reporting by May 15, 2016. This is in addition to the following properties, which were already required to report on their energy and water use:
All residential buildings over 50,000 gross square feet or with 50 or more residential units.
Any tax parcel with multiple buildings that sum to at least 100,000 gross square feet or 100 residential units must report on all of its buildings.