Like those in many U.S. states, legislators in Oregon are considering mandated energy benchmarking for public and commercial operators. In the meantime, its largest city has taken action.
The City of Portland has established goals to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, and to reduce the total energy use of all buildings built before 2010 25 percent by the year 2030. To drive those goals, the city implemented energy benchmarking legislation in 2016 pertaining to buildings 50,000 sq. ft. and larger. Buildings between 20,000 sq. ft. and 50,000 sq. ft. must comply with the benchmarking legislation effective April 22, 2017. Building owners affected by the legislation must submit benchmark data annually for public disclosure.
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