BuildingRating

Sharing Transparency for a More Efficient Future

Columbus

Authority in Charge:
Sustainability Department
Tool Name:
ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
Building Types Affected Size Compliance Deadline
Public/Government Greater Than or Equal To 25,000 Sq. Feet 2021-06-01
Multi-Family, Non-Residential Greater Than or Equal To 100,000 Sq. Feet 2021-06-01
Multi-Family, Non-Residential Greater Than or Equal To 50,000 Sq. Feet 2022-06-01
Notes:
Multi-family buildings refer to residential buildings with five or more units.
Exemptions:
A Covered Property that meets one or more of the following conditions for the calendar year to be Benchmarked may apply for an exemption from Benchmarking and Data Transparency requirements if: a. The Property did not have a Certificate of Occupancy or temporary Certificate of Occupancy for that full year; or b. If the Property was issued a Demolition Permit during the prior calendar year; or c. The Property had an average physical occupancy rate of less than 50 percent over that year; or d. If Benchmarking or Data Transparency would disclose trade secrets as defined by Ohio Revised Code Sections 1333.61 through 1333.69; or e. Buildings primarily used for manufacturing or other industrial purposes for which Benchmarking results would not meaningfully reflect building energy use characteristics due to the intensive use of process energy. “Process energy” refers to energy used in the actual manufacturing, production, or processing of a good, commodity, or other material.
Transparency:
Required Transparency:
Yes
Recipients:
Public Website
Transparency Trigger:
Date Certain
Frequency:
Annually
Reporting:
Required Reporting:
Yes
Reporting Trigger:
Date Certain
Reporting Frequency:
Annually

Utility Requirements/Support:

Utility Requirements/Support:
No

Verification:

Verification:
No

Compliance:

Compliance Enforcement:
Yes
Penalties for Non-Compliance:
Yes
Description:
Property Owner will receive a written notice after 30 days of non-compliance. After 60 days of non-compliance, the Property Owner shall be subject to late fees as outlined in the Combined Development Related Fee Schedule.
Additional Program Information:
Water Use Tracking:
Yes