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San Francisco Existing Building Energy Ordinance (EBO)

SF Existing Building Energy Ordinance (EBO)

San Francisco Existing Building Energy Ordinance (EBO) requires existing non-residential over 10,000 ft­² and multifamily buildings over 50,000 ft­² to report their annual energy consumption and perform comprehensive energy assessments on a 5-year reoccurring cycle. EBO requirements are the followings:​

Annual Energy Benchmarking - Due April 1st Annually

All non-residential buildings over 10,000 ft­² and multifamily buildings over 50,000 ft­² are required to submit their buildings' energy benchmarks through the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager website annually. 

Energy Assessment - Every 5 Years

All non-residential buildings over 10,000 ft­² are required to perform a comprehensive energy assessment every five years.

  • Buildings under 50,000 ft­² are required to perform ASHRAE Level I Energy Audit

  • Buildings of 50,000 ft­² or more are required to perform ASHARE Level II Energy Audit

Building benchmark and audit status can be checked at EBO Compliance Lookup.

How We Can Help

  • We have experienced Energy Engineers who performed hundreds of benchmarking.

  • We will submit all the required paperwork, work with utilities, and answer questions from the city on your behalf.

  • Energy Assessments Deferrals and Exemptions - Energy assessments can be deferred or exempted if certain criteria are met and we will work with owners to determine their eligibility.

Get Started!

For additional information, contact us at info@baseco.com or call us at 415-534-1600 to have all your benchmarking and energy assessments questions answered.