benchmark energy

Blue Ocean Energy Management offers benchmark energy services to help building owners meet city compliance with the Environmental Sustainability Buildings Benchmarking in Montgomery County, Maryland.

In May 2014, Montgomery County in Maryland adopted Bill 2-14, Environmental Sustainability Buildings Benchmarking and amended the original legislation by Bill 35-15 Environmental Sustainability Benchmarking Amendments in November 2015. This policy requires County and commercial building owners to benchmark energy use of non-residential buildings located in Montgomery County, MD that are 50,000 SF and greater using the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager. Data must be verified by a Recognized Data Verifier the first year of reporting and every three years thereafter. Affected properties must report data to the County annually for public disclosure.

The County has led by example by benchmarking its buildings first by June 1, 2015. The first deadline for private buildings was June 1, 2016. Commercial buildings 250,000 SF and above reported June 1, 2016 and those 50,000-249,999 SF must report by June 1, 2017.

We can help you determine if your building must comply. Give us a call (844) 735-4634.