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Assembly Bill 802 (AB 802) is a statewide requirement for California building owners to benchmark and report their energy usage by June 1st annually.

Who must comply with AB 802?

  • Commercial buildings over 50,000 square feet. AB 802 also applies to multiple buildings sharing a common meter when the sum of the buildings exceeds 50,000 square feet 
  • Residential buildings over 50,000 gross square feet and having 17 or more residential utility accounts 
  • Multifamily buildings over 50,000 square feet 

Benchmarking energy performance is still a best practice for building owners and managers. It continues to be used as a selling point for owners to demonstrate efficient building operating characteristics versus their peer group in the market. Lower utility consumption means lower operating costs which directly translates into higher NOI, building valuations, and asking rents.

Partner Energy is an expert in energy benchmarking and has assisted hundreds of property owners and managers with their reporting requirements in California and across the country.