Commercial, multifamily and municipal building owners in Cambridge, Mass., will be required to annually benchmark and report their properties’ energy performance in an effort to cut energy waste, lower utility bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Building Energy Usage and Disclosure Ordinance was passed unanimously by the City Council of Cambridge … Read more »
The US city with the highest percentage of green commercial space is Minneapolis, with 77 percent of its commercial real estate space certified as green, according to a study by CBRE Group and Maastricht University. The city with the second-highest percentage of green space was San Francisco, at 67.2 percent, … Read more »
Minneapolis, Minn. officials have approved a city ordinance that requires large commercial buildings to report energy and water use annually, beginning in 2014. This makes Minneapolis the first Midwest city to adopt an energy benchmarking and disclosure rule for commercial buildings. Read more at Energy Manager Today.