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Philadelphia City Buildings Must Report Energy, Water Usage

The owners of 2,041 commercial buildings in Philadelphia have an initial deadline to report energy and water usage at those facilities for disclosure online. The city's Building Energy Benchmarking Law, a 2012 law designed to make big buildings more efficient by forcing owners to think about how much energy their buildings use, mandated the reporting for sites with more than 50,000 square feet of indoor commercial space. The latest Greenworks Philadelphia progress report said city buildings used 4 percent more energy in 2012 than in 2006. After the first year, the annual reporting deadline will be June 30. Penalties for not reporting are $300 to start and then $100 a day after 30 days.

7/27 The Philadelphia Inquirer