Amongst the items on San Francisco’s Land Use and Economic Development committee agenda this afternoon is an ordinance requiring owners of nonresidential buildings to conduct “Energy Efficiency Audits” of their properties and file annual “Energy Benchmark Summaries.”
Under the proposed ordinance, building owners would be required to annually “benchmark” the energy use of their buildings and conduct energy audits of buildings. Energy reports would be made available to buyers, lenders and the city. The rules would apply first to commercial properties larger than 50,000 square feet starting in October 2011, and then phase in so that by 2013, the rules would apply to all commercial properties 10,000 square feet or larger.
Also on the Committee’s agenda, legislation establishing a Rincon Hill Area Infrastructure Financing District and authorizing up $22 million in San Francisco bonds to finance “public improvements of communitywide significance” related to the development of ten proposed residential buildings within the Rincon Hill area.
∙ Land Use and Economic Development Committee Agenda: 1/24/11 [sfbos.org]
∙ Infrastructure Financing District Ordinance: Rincon Hill Area [sfbos.org]
∙ Rincon Hill Area Infrastructure Financing District Bonds [sfbos.org]