AGENDA ITEM 13
Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee
. c:Amanda Mihill, Legislative Attorney
Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney
Bill 2-14, Environmental Sustainability -
Bill 2-14, Environmental Sustainability - Buildings - Benchmarking, sponsored by
Councilmembers Berliner, Floreen, Riemer, Andrews, and Navarro, was introduced on January
28, 2014. A Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee worksession is
tentatively scheduled for February 26,2014 at 9:30 a.m.
Bill 2-14 would require the owners of certain buildings to benchmark the energy use of
certain buildings and retro-commission certain building systems to improve their energy
efficiency. Modeled after laws in New York, Chicago, and the District of Columbia, Bill 2-14
would require building owners to measure the energy efficiency of their buildings, make that
information public, and periodically commit to assuring that their energy efficiency equipment is
This Bill is designed to work with the recently enacted PACE program to create market
based incentives for· building owners to increase the efficiency of their buildings. Information
provided would aid tenants in forecasting future utility costs.
Councilmember Berliner explained the purpose of this Bill in his January 14
memorandum describing his proposed energy/environmental package (see ©20).
The Fiscal and Economic Impact statement for this Bill will be transmitted after March
17 (see ©24).
This packet contains:
Legislative Request Report
Councilmember Berliner Memo
OMB and Finance Memo
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