Energy benchmarking; access to data on energy usage in covered buildings. (HB204)

Introduced By

Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Energy benchmarking; access to data on energy usage in covered buildings. Authorizes a locality to adopt an ordinance requiring utilities, upon request by the owner of a building with a gross floor area of not less than 50,000 square feet (covered building), to provide its owner with combined measured energy usage data for multiple utility accounts of customers receiving service in the covered building. Such benchmarking is mandatory for a covered building with three or more active utility accounts in which no single utility account is greater than or equal to 85 percent of the aggregated energy usage, and it is optional for other covered buildings. The measure provides that the building owner shall only provide aggregated data that is provided to it to the Energy Star Portfolio Manager subject to guidelines established by the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME). Violations of the ordinance are punishable by a fine of not more than $250. The measure requires DMME to develop uniform guidelines for benchmarking by December 1, 2018. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/28/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103216D
12/28/2017Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/16/2018Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #1
01/18/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB204)
01/24/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (6-Y 2-N)
02/13/2018Left in Counties, Cities and Towns