Chicago Energy Use Benchmarking Ordinance
The City of Chicago has a introduced an ordinance that would require commercial and residential buildings greater than 50,000 square feet to disclose their energy use over the next few years. CNT Energy has benchmarked more than 43 million square feet of commercial, municipal, and multifamily building stock over the years and have written a primer on benchmarking. Additionally, CNT Energy recently completed a project with Cook County to benchmark 33 of its municipal buildings. CNT Energy found that Cook County has saved more than $3 million in utility costs from 2010 to 2012 with no- and low-cost efficiency improvements.