BuildingRating

Sharing Transparency for a More Efficient Future

Cook County

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Policy Description:

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.

 

 

Enacted Date:
2014
Authority in Charge:
Director of the Cook County Office of Capital Planning and Policy
Tool Name:
ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
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
Transparency:
Required Transparency:
Yes
Transparency Method:
Public Website
Transparency Trigger:
Date Certain
Frequency:
Annually
Notes:
The Director and the Chief Sustainability Officer are authorized to make reported benchmarking information readily available to the public.
Reporting:
Required Reporting:
No

Utility Requirements/Support:

Utility Requirements/Support:
No

Verification:

Verification:
Yes
Notes:
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.

Compliance:

Compliance Enforcement:
Yes
Additional Program Information:
Water Use Tracking:
Yes