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Compare Policies

This tool can compare building energy/water benchmarking, disclosure, and reporting policies across multiple jurisdictions throughout the world.

  1. Select data: Compare jurisdictions and policy elements by clicking on the + sign to the right of the name of the jurisdiction or policy, or by dragging the items to the boxes on the left. Rearrange selected elements as desired to sort the output.
  2. View data: Click on "Compare These Policies" to create an interactive table. Sort the results alphabetically by clicking on a column title, or reorder the columns by dragging a column heading to a new position. Click on the name of the jurisdiction to go directly to its detailed Jurisdiction page.
  3. Export data: Results can be copied to the clipboard as plain text, exported to a CSV file suitable for importing into a spreadsheet, or output in an Excel-friendly format. To export data to Excel, click the "Excel" button. This will open the policy table in a new browser tab. From there, save the webpage as a "Webpage, complete" to your computer. Then, use Excel to open the HTML file. It will import that policy table with the formatting intact.
  4. Character Sets: Some data in the table includes non-standard characters. In order to display it properly after downloading, please set your spreadsheet program to display in UTF-8 or UTF-16 character encoding.

I would like to compare policies in:

    • Alabama
    • Atlanta
    • Austin
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Berkeley
    • Boston
    • Boulder
    • Brazil
    • Bulgaria
    • California
    • Cambridge
    • Chicago
    • China
    • Cyprus
    • Czech Republic
    • Delaware
    • Denmark
    • District of Columbia
    • Estonia
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hawaii
    • Hungary
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Kansas City MO
    • Latvia
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Malta
    • Michigan
    • Minneapolis
    • Montgomery County
    • Netherlands
    • New York
    • New York City
    • Norway
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
    • Oregon
    • Philadelphia
    • Poland
    • Portland
    • Portugal
    • Romania
    • San Francisco
    • Seattle
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • United Kingdom
    • Utah
    • Washington

    I would like to see the following information:

      • Additional Requirements
      • Authority in Charge
      • Buildings Affected
      • Compliance Details
      • Deadline - Multifamily
      • Deadline - Nonresidential
      • Deadline - Public/Government
      • Deadline - Single Family
      • Disclosure Details
      • Enacted Date
      • Exemptions
      • Floor Area Affected
      • Mandatory Rating?
      • Policy Name
      • Reporting Details
      • Tool Characteristics
      • Tool Name
      • Utility-Requirements
      • Verification