How will the program run after the initial pilot year?

The Building Energy Efficiency Program is designed to help the City reach 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. The program will have six cohorts. The initial pilot cohort will be the 2024 cohort. Members of this cohort will indicate interest by April 2024 and commit by submitting data by June 1, 2024.

The 2025 cohort and all subsequent annual cohorts will accept participants on a rolling basis. To be a part of an annual cohort the participant will need to submit data for the previous year by April 1 of the cohort year. For example, members of the 2025 cohort will submit 12 months of utility data which cover the calendar year of 2024 by April 1 of 2025.

Regardless of the cohort year the participant joined, the participant will be responsible for submitting data every year on or before April 1st. The last program deadline will be April 1, 2030 by which all cohorts will submit their 2029 utility data and the program is anticipated to close.

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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?