BuildingRating

Sharing Transparency for a More Efficient Future

Pittsburgh

Policy Description:

On October 18, 2016 the Pittsburgh City Council passed bill number 2016-0829, adopting benchmarking and transparency for city buildings and non-residential buildings with indoor floor space of 50,000 square feet or more. Non-residential portions of mixed use buildings are also covered by the policy if those non-residential portions have an indoor floor area greater than or equal to 50,000 square feet. Covered buildings will be required to benchmark and report their energy and water consumption annually.

Enacted Date:
2016
Authority in Charge:
Pittsburgh Department of Innovation and Performance
Tool Name:
ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
Building Types Affected Size Compliance Deadline
Public/Government ALL 2017-06-01
Non-Residential Greater Than or Equal To 50,000 Sq. Feet 2018-06-01
Notes:
All non-residential portions of any mixed-use building where a total of at least 50,000 square feet of indoor floor space is devoted to any non-residential use must be benchmarked and reported to the City.
Exemptions:
Buildings that are primarily used for manufacturing or other industrial purposes for which benchmarking results would not meaningfully reflect the building's energy use characteristics due to the intensive use of process energy.
Number of Buildings Affected:
861
Floor Area Affected:
164,000,000 Sq. Feet
Transparency:
Required Transparency:
Yes
Transparency Method:
Public Website
Transparency Trigger:
Date Certain
Reporting:
Required Reporting:
No

Utility Requirements/Support:

Utility Requirements/Support:
No

Verification:

Verification:
No

Compliance:

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