Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Program Regulations


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Program Regulations
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
AB 531 and AB 1103, codified at Public Resources Code, section 25402.10, requrie the Energy Commission to regulate the benchmarking of nonresidential buildings and the disclosure of the resulting data to prospective buyers, lessees, and lenders. The regulations adopted today by the Energy Commission set a schedule for compliance, as well as makde specific the requriements of the statute for owners to benchmark their building's energy use within the U.S. EPA's Energy Star Portifolio Manager program and to make the disclosures.

Contact Information
Robin M. Mayer
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-14
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 651-2921


Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21068, Tit..14 15382; 15061
Reasons for Exemption
The action taken to comply with regulations chiefly consist of measuring the energy use of nonresidential buildings on a U.S. EPA website and the presentation of disclosure materials that show the building's energy use. The regulations do not constitute a project under CEQA's "common sense" exemption because they will not cause a significant effect on the environment. By increasing awareness of energy use and providing incentives to make nonresidential buildings more energy efficient, the regulations will have a beneficial effect on the environment.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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