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Salt Lake City

Policy Description:

On January 16, 2015 Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker issued an Executive Order requiring Salt Lake City Departments to create energy management plans for their facilities. The requirements include energy benchmarking, energy audits, retrocommissioning, building operator training, occupant engagement, and identification of renewable opportunities. 

Enacted Date:
2015
Authority in Charge:
Energy Management Steering Committee
Tool Name:
ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
Building Types Affected Size Compliance Deadline
Public/Government Greater Than or Equal To 3,000 Sq. Feet
Notes:
Benchmarking requirements also apply to "a physical system or component owned and operated by the City that consumes a significant amount of energy, roughly equal to or greater than" facilities between 22,000 and 49,999 gross square feet, and that is not larger than 2,999 gross square feet in combined floor area. This can include water-related and other industrial systems or components.
Exemptions:
Rules and exemptions are overseen by the Steering Committee.
Transparency:
Required Transparency:
Yes
Transparency Method:
Public Website
Transparency Trigger:
Date Certain
Frequency:
Annually
Reporting:
Required Reporting:
No

Utility Requirements/Support:

Utility Requirements/Support:
No

Verification:

Verification:
No

Compliance:

Compliance Enforcement:
Yes
Additional Program Information:
Audits:
Yes
Buildings 22,000 gross square feet and larger must identify energy-saving opportunities through an energy audit program. Audits must be completed at least once every five years for related facilities.
Retrocommissioning:
Yes
Buildings 22,000 gross square feet and larger must complete retrocommissioning every ten years plus continuous building retuning. Additionally, after December 31, 2015, all buildings covered by the benchmarking requirements must be operated by or under the supervision of an individual who holds a certificate from an industry-recognized building operator program.