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19 April 2017

SEATTLE (April 18, 2017) –Today, Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) released 2015 building energy performance data for over 3,300 properties reporting data through Seattle's Energy Benchmarking program. Overall, the data is...

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7 February 2017

On Monday, January 30, St. Louis, MO became the fifth city in the Midwest to pass a mandatory energy benchmarking ordinance.

The “Building Energy Awareness” ordinance requires certain buildings to record annual whole-building...

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20 December 2016

The Denver City Council has unanimously approved new energy-efficiency regulations regarding the city's commercial buildings.

The new rules passed late Monday by a vote of 11-0, with council members Albus Brooks and Stacie Gilmore absent....

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14 December 2016

The City Council Tuesday took action to reduce energy use in large, older buildings, which studies have found are responsible for a great deal of the city’s energy consumption.

The Existing Building Energy and Water Efficiency ordinance...

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14 December 2016

Large buildings in Evanston, IL, will be required to benchmark energy performance, according to the Daily Northwestern.

The newspaper of Northwestern University, which is in Evanston, reported that aldermen voted 7-2 this week to...

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5 December 2016

On Monday, the Orlando City Council unanimously approved a Building Energy Sustainability Benchmarking program that aims to serve as an energy auditing ordinance to encourage reduced use of energy and water in buildings throughout Orlando.

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7 November 2016

The Portland City Council voted 6-3 to become the first community in Maine to require large businesses and residential buildings to report their energy usage to the city.

The vote comes after South Portland rejected a similar measure,...

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4 November 2016

The New York City Council has an excellent environmental track record, and I’m pleased to say that most recently it has passed a group of bills tackling energy efficiency in buildings, adding to its stellar standing.

Mayor Bill de Blasio...

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14 September 2016

Nebraska is making another stride on efficiency, launching an initiative to measure – and eventually reduce – the energy used in buildings throughout the state.

Last month, the federal Department of Energy preliminarily awarded the Nebraska...