Deadline Extended for California Energy Use

By Hoge Fenton | 09.5.2014 | Firm Post

If you own a nonresidential building with 10,000 square feet or less of gross floor area, you do not have to register your property with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program until July 1, 2016.

The California Energy Commission in early August sought to amend the compliance schedule for the Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Program by filing an emergency regulatory action with the Office of Administrative Law. The Commission proposed to amend the applicable regulation by changing the compliance date from July 1, 2014 to July 1, 2016 for nonresidential buildings of 5,000 to 10,000 square feet.

On September 2, 2014, the State of California Office of Administrative Law approved the Commission’s proposed amendment to subsection (c) of section 1682 of title 20 of the California Code of Regulations. The emergency regulatory action expires on March 3, 2015.

Stay tuned to see if the California Energy Commission takes any further action with regard to the Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Program in the future.

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