GREATER BOSTON REAL ESTATE BOARD

Delay to Boston Energy Mandate Considered: 

On Monday, April 28th at 9:00 a.m. the Boston City Councilís Committee on Government Operations will be holding a public hearing on delaying the new energy mandate in Boston.   The public hearing will be held this MONDAY, April 28th, 9:00 a.m. at Boston City Hall, Ianella Chamber, 5th floor.   Members of the public are welcome to attend.

In 2013 the City of Boston approved a new mandatee requiring owners with buildings over 35,000 gross square feet to report and publicly disclose energy and water use. The law is being phased in over three years starting this year.

Major unresolved issues have led to delays in implementation in other cities.  Seattle has revised its originally planned program and has twice postponed the date by which reporting is to occur for residential buildings.   Washington DC has had several years of delays and only recently issued rules nearly five years after the law was enacted.  

GBREB supports delaying the implementation of the new law in Boston which captures all residential and commercial buildings with 35 units or over 35,000 sq. feet.

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