The Cook County Benchmarking Ordinance requires the County to benchmark and publicly report annual energy and water use of County-owned buildings larger than 35,000 square feet.
|Building Types Affected||Size||Compliance Deadline|
|Public/Government||Greater Than or Equal To 250,000 Sq. Feet||2014-08-01|
|Public/Government||Greater Than or Equal To 35,000 Sq. Feet||2015-06-01|
The Director and the Chief Sustainability Officer are authorized to make reported benchmarking information readily available to the public.
The Director shall verify all benchmarking information for each building. Benchmarking information shall include at least the following: Building address; Energy use intensity (EUI); Annual greenhouse gas emissions; and The Energy Performance Score that compares the energy use of the building to that of similar buildings, where available.
Additional Program Information:
Water Use Tracking: