In conjunction with Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP), the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has been piloting a Building Asset Rating (BAR) reporting protocol, which will define the state’s next steps for cities that have a disclosure ordinance in place. Most recently, the BAR pilot had completed assessments of 41 commercial office buildings and developed protocols for those assessments. In the pilot’s next phase, DOER and NEEP plan to continue their coordination with the California Energy Commission’s Building Energy Asset Rating System and the US Department of Energy’s Commercial Building Energy Asset Score.
In Boston, a 2013 regulation for energy and water reporting goes into effect this year for commercial buildings over 50,000 sq. ft. In 2016, the building size requirement will reduce to 35,000 sq. ft.
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