Workshops offered for building energy use disclosure

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Nov. 25, 2013 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

A bill passed in 2007, AB 1103 (Lori Saldaña, D-San Diego, Chapter 533) comes into effect this January, mandating owners to disclose their building’s energy use to a potential buyer, lender, or lessee. The law requires a nonresidential building owner or operator to benchmark a building's energy use in advance of the sale, lease, financing, or refinancing of the entire building. Calculations are to be made through the input of energy consumption and other building data into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.

The purpose is to help raise awareness and encourage building owners to find ways to increase energy efficiency and reduce consumption of energy in existing nonresidential buildings across the state of California. 

The California Energy Commission will offer training workshops to provide information about the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and how to benchmark and successfully comply with the program requirements.

If you have plans to lease, sale, finance, or refinance a commercial building and the building is 10,000 sq. ft. or greater, we encourage you to attend these training workshops:


Sacramento, CA
December 10th / 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Bureau of Real Estate
651 Exposition Blvd.
Conference Room
RSVP by December 5th


Webinar via WebEx
December 12th / 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Meeting Number: 929 844 315
Meeting Password: meet@10am


Los Angeles, CA
December 18th / 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Bank of America Plaza on Bunker Hill
333 South Hope Street
Concourse Auditorium
RSVP by December 13th


Reserve your seat at contact Daniel Johnson at the CEC at (916) 651-3746.

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