|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|
Multi-family buildings refer to residential buildings with five or more units.
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.
Penalties for Non-Compliance:
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: