In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests. To stay up to date on the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 response, please visit the City Coronavirus Response Center site.
The Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance was adopted in September, 2013 and seeks to raise awareness of energy performance through information and transparency. To comply, covered buildings must track whole-building energy use, report to the City annually, and verify data accuracy every three years.
The ordinance applies to municipal, commercial, and residential buildings that contain 50,000 or more square feet and is enforced by BACP. For more information, see www.cityofchicago.org/energybenchmarking.