USGBC-Illinois Victory: Energy benchmarking ordinance approved in Chicago City Council | U.S. Green Building Council
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Breaking news: On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Chicago City Council passed the Energy Use Benchmarking and Disclosure Ordinance introduced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

The new ordinance will provide another opportunity for Chicago building owners and tenants to learn about their energy use and work together to lower their costs. In addition, the ordinance sets a strong precedent that will help promote energy benchmarking and energy efficiency measures elsewhere in Illinois.

With the ordinance now law, USGBC-Illinois will be working with other leading energy, environmental and real estate organizations to provide the education, outreach and training programs necessary to support energy benchmarking and verification efforts for building owners, managers and tenants.

Passage came only after the hard work of USGBC-Illinois volunteers and staff members working together with the mayor’s office and more than 80 other organizational supporters. The USGBC-Illinois Chapter members and partners look forward to working with the city of Chicago and the mayor’s office to further the goal of increasing the efficiency of every building in Chicago.

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