How to Comply

The first phase of the Ordinance requires annual benchmarking and reporting of buildings’ energy and water consumption using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. 

Benchmarking (download Benchmarking Guide here)

Building owners who are not currently tracking whole-building data in ENERGY STAR undertake a multi-step process to comply:

  • Set up an account in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
  • Request whole-building energy and water data from LADWP and SoCalGas 
  • Submit your report to the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety
  • Refer to our step-by-step guide to assist you with compliance  

Visit our Benchmarking Resources page for more links.

Performance Requirements

Beginning in 2021, privately owned buildings more than 20,000 square feet in the City of Los Angeles must achieve certain efficiency targets or perform audits and retro-commissioning on a 5 year cycle determined by the property's Building ID.

Learn more here.


Summary statistics and compliance status by property address have been published by the LA Department of Building and Safety. See Section 91.9705.4. for more information on publication of limited summary data.