Calling All Building Owners! Brisbane Building Efficiency Program Prepares for Launch

By: Adrienne Etherton, Sustainability Manager, City of Brisbane, 415.508.2118

The City of Brisbane is seeking building owners and representatives to participate in a pilot program this summer and get a head start on mandatory requirements that will begin next year.
The Brisbane Building Efficiency Program was established in December 2019 to lessen the environmental impact of local buildings and foster better understanding of energy and water use among building owners. As part of the Program, most owners of commercial, industrial, and residential buildings in the city that are 10,000 square feet or larger will need to perform annual energy and water benchmarking and report results to the city on May 15th starting in 2021. Learn whether your building is covered and more on the Program webpage; additional resources will be posted throughout the year.
Ahead of the Program’s first year, we are launching a Voluntary Compliance Pilot and are seeking participants. Here’s why you should consider taking part:
You will receive one-on-one guidance and support from city staff and consultants, making future compliance a breeze.
Feedback about your experience will shape the compliance process and resources to be produced.
Participation will allow buildings to set their “baseline” for future reporting and performance levels with 2019 data, which may be more accurate or preferable given the impacts of the coronavirus on businesses in 2020.
Recognition opportunities will be coordinated for participating building owners who are interested.
Building owners with and without benchmarking experience are encouraged to join the Voluntary Compliance Pilot. To participate or learn more, please contact BBEP@brisbaneca.org or call (415)347-2010.