When is my property eligible for incentives? May I receive incentives on multiple properties?

Participants are eligible for incentives once they have provided the initial 12 months of data for the property.

Every property participating may receive non-monetary incentives. Each property can be listed on the website, receive recognition for ENERGY STAR certification or score improvements, and receive window decals.

Only one audit rebate incentive is available per property owner or manager but may be spread across a portfolio of properties. For example, if a participant is benchmarking multiple buildings on a campus and chooses to do an audit on three of the buildings, they may receive a reimbursement of 50% of the cost of each audit up to a total of $15,000 for the three audits.

As additional incentives are added to the City will clarify the rules around incentive use across multiple buildings owned or managed by the same entity.

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1. What is the overall goal of the Building Energy Efficiency Program?
2. What is benchmarking?
3. Who can participate?
4. How much time will I need to commit to participate and what are the requirements for participation?
5. What does it mean to demonstrate commitment from leadership?
6. What data will be required?
7. Will the City disclose my building's ENERGY STAR Score or Energy Use Intensity?
8. What are the costs to participating in the Building Energy Efficiency Program?
9. Will buildings be required to take any actions other than reporting?
10. Our score was lower than we wanted! What steps can we take right away to improve our energy effciency?
11. Do I need to report water usage?
12. How do I obtain energy use data?
13. Can a single owner or manager participate with multiple buildings?
14. When is my property eligible for incentives? May I receive incentives on multiple properties?
15. Does the age of my building matter?
16. I already benchmark my properties in Portfolio Manager. Am I eligible to participate?
17. My property is a complex or multi-use facility that includes multiple buildings and meters. Can I participate?
18. The tenants of my building have individual meters and pay their own utility bills. Can I participate?
19. How will the program run after the initial pilot year?
20. Why does the City want to know the energy and water use of my building?
21. I've never used ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. How do I learn?