December 20, 2013 :: Boston Energy Scoring Regulations Fast-Tracked
On Wednesday December 18th, the City of Boston Air Pollution Control Commission voted unanimously to approve new regulations pursuant to the Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure law passed in May.
The new building labeling law requires all buildings over 35,000 square feet, including apartments, condominiums and commercial buildings to collect, report and publicly disclose to city regulators the energy and water use of each building. Affected buildings that do meet city standards will be required to undergo an energy audit or other assessment every five years at the owner’s cost. Building owners, including condominium associations that fail to comply will be subject to fines up to $200/day.
Despite objections from GBREB and others regulators rushed through the new rules in two short months with the public permitted to offer testimony once on November 12th.
Please stay tuned for updates on how to comply with the new law.