More than five years following the enactment of the governing legislation, the first phase of the Energy Use Disclosure Requirements will commence July 1, 2013. Assembly Bills 1103 and 531 require owners of nonresidential buildings located in California to disclose energy usage of such buildings in advance of any sale, lease, or financing of the entire building. In December 2012, the California Energy Commission adopted regulations implementing Assembly Bills 1103 and 531, and requiring compliance on the following schedule:

  • On and after July 1, 2013, for buildings with a total gross floor area of more than 50,000 square feet;
  • On and after January 1, 2014, for buildings with a total gross floor area between 10,000 square feet and 50,000 square feet; and
  • On and after July 1, 2014, for buildings with a total gross floor area between 5,000 square feet 10,000 square feet.