In 2013 Mayor Menino pushed through a new law that will require all commercial residential and condominium associations including owners and managers of buildings over 35,000 square feet, or 35 units, to collect and publicly report their energy and water use. Buildings that score poorly will be required to undergo an energy audit every five years at the owners cost.

The first compliance deadline is May 15th, 2014.

  1. Are you aware of the new law? YES  NO
  2. Have you budgeted for the new law? YES  NO
  3. What do you anticipate this will cost?
  4. Are you prepared to comply with reporting deadline? YES  NO
  5. Do you want your buildings energy use available to the public on the internet? YES  NO
  6. Would you like to see the law changed? YES  NO
  7. Which of the following changes to the law do you support?

Require the utilities to supply data to building owners in a standard format.
Offer financial rebates and incentives to owners.
Eliminate fines.
Allow for other energy monitoring software such as Wegowise, etc.
Provide payment in lieu of reporting.
Limit information made public.
Delay implementation of the law.


Member or Non-Member of Greater Boston Real Estate Board(required field):

Would you like to provide comments and wish to be contacted on the new regulations? YES  NO

Name and contact information (not required unless you wish to be contacted)

Name: Company:

Email:   Phone:

Questions?? Email Patricia Baumer or call 617-399-7858 |