BuildingRating

Sharing Transparency for a More Efficient Future

Portland, Me

Policy Description:

On November 7, 2016 the Portland City Council adopted Order 67 16/17. The Order requires municipal buildings greater than 5,000 square feet, non-residential buildings greater than 20,000 square feet and multifamily properties with at least 50 residential units to participate in a benchmarking and transparency program.    

Enacted Date:
2016
Authority in Charge:
City of Portland Energy and Sustainability Coordinator
Tool Name:
ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
Building Types Affected Size Compliance Deadline
Non-Residential Greater Than or Equal To 20,000 Sq. Feet 2018-05-01
Multi-Family Greater Than or Equal To 50 Dwellings 2018-05-01
Public/Government Greater Than or Equal To 5,000 Sq. Feet 2017-05-01
Number of Buildings Affected:
284
Transparency:
Required Transparency:
Yes
Transparency Method:
Public Website
Transparency Trigger:
Date Certain
Frequency:
Annually
Reporting:
Required Reporting:
Yes
Reporting Trigger:
Date Certain
Reporting Frequency:
Annually
Notes:
By December 31, 2020, the Department shall review the effect of this Ordinance on improving energy and water performance for Covered Buildings. If energy and water performance for Covered Buildings has not improved significantly, the Department shall make recommendations to the City Manager as to whether amendments to this Ordinance or other measures are necessary to improve building energy and water performance for Covered Buildings.

Utility Requirements/Support:

Utility Requirements/Support:
No

Verification:

Verification:
Yes
Notes:
The City Manager or his or her designee, including but not limited to the Department, may establish certification and/or licensing requirements for the users of Benchmarking Tools.

Compliance:

Compliance Enforcement:
Yes
Penalties for Non-Compliance:
Yes
Description:
For the first violation, a written warning may be issued. Any subsequent or ongoing violation will be subject to a fine of up to $20.00 per day.
Additional Program Information:
Audits:
No
Retrocommissioning:
No
Water Use Tracking:
Yes