LA EBEWE Compliance Requirements and Pathways

Benchmarking Requirement – Due Annually

The City of Los Angeles has implemented the Existing Building Energy and Water Efficiency Ordinance (EBEWE) which requires annual benchmark reports for buildings over 20,000 square feet. The ordinance is being implemented over three years, with reporting requirements beginning as follows:

  • Buildings over 100,000 square feet or more – December 1, 2017
  • Municipal buildings over 7500 square feet or more – December 1, 2017
  • Buildings over 50,000 square feet or more – June 1, 2018
  • Buildings over 20,000 square feet or more– June 1, 2019

Energy and Water Efficiency Audits and Retro-Commissioning Requirement – Due Every 5 Years

The Los Angeles Existing Buildings Energy and Water Efficiency Program is a City of Los Angeles program that requires building owners whose properties are located within the City of Los Angeles to conduct energy and water efficiency audits, and retro-commissioning (RCx) of their properties starting in 2020 with deadlines due based upon the last digit of the property’s Building ID number.

Don’t wait to comply! Failure to comply with ANY portion of LA EBEWE may result in:

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LA EBEWE Compliance Requirements