On January 30, 2017 St. Louis, Missouri adopted the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance, requiring owners of large buildings to measure and report the energy and water use of their properties.
The ordinance addresses energy use in existing municipal, commercial, and multifamily residential buildings greather than or equal to 50,000 square feet. Under the ordinance, these building owners will be required to track whole-building energy and water use and report it to the city annually.
Participating buildings will be phased in, starting with municipal buildings greater than or equal to 50,000 square feet reporting for the first time by December 31, 2017 and then every April 1 thereafter. Private commercial and multifamily residential buildings greater than or equal to 50,000 square feet must report by April 1, 2018 and every every April 1 thereafter.
Under the legislation, owners of the designated buildings will be required to annually benchmark and report to the city their properties’ energy use via the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. That reported benchmarking data will be made available to the public on a phased schedule starting in 2018.
|Building Types Affected||Size||Compliance Deadline|
|Public/Government||Greater Than or Equal To 50,000 Sq. Feet||2017-12-31|
|Multi-Family, Non-Residential||Greater Than or Equal To 50,000 Sq. Feet||2018-04-01|