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EBEWE Benchmarking

Through an LADWP Community Grant Partnership with USGBC-LA, LATTC offered hands-on training to participants to become Junior Benchmarkers. The purpose of the certificate program and internship was for participants to gain practical experience and knowledge in the quickly growing Sustainable/Green Building Industry.

JUNIOR BENCHMARKER CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AND INTERNSHIP (APRIL 2019)
Through an LADWP Community Grant Partnership with USGBC-LA, LATTC offered hands-on training to participants to become Junior Benchmarkers.  The purpose of the certificate program and internship was for participants to gain practical experience and knowledge in the quickly growing Sustainable/Green Building Industry. Training focused on theCity of Los Angeles Existing Building Energy and Water Efficiency (EBEWE) ordinance and taught students how to benchmark energy and water consumption through ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager.  In April, during the four-week program, participants provided pro bono services to buildings to help benchmark their buildings using Portfolio Manager. The students were supervised, and their work verified by an expert professional from the USGBC-LA / EBEWE Speakers Bureau.

FOR BUILDING OWNERS
You were required to benchmark your energy and water consumption by June 1, 2019 annually if your building is 20,000 sq. ft. or greater, is located in the City of Los Angeles, and you have received a Notification Letter from the Department of Building and Safety (LADBS).

The U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles chapter, in collaboration with LADWP, has offered free assistance to help you comply with the EBEWE Ordinance.

<<Please note: This program received applications until October 31st, 2019>>

USGBC-LA is offering up to four hours of support to assist building owners with uploading the correct building information into Portfolio Manager to Benchmark their building.  To be eligible for pro-bono benchmarking support, covered buildings will be asked to submit an online application for each building and follow the steps:

  1. Create a LADBS account and submit annual benchmarking fee for each building to be submitted
  2. Register and create facility account on the ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager website
  3. Provide accurate and up-to-date facility information required for energy benchmarking, including total building gross floor area, property use and gross floor area, and basic operating characteristics
  4. Provide twelve consecutive months of whole-building energy consumption for the calendar year January 1st to December 31st, 2018: for Electricity, Water, and Gas in a designated excel template we will provide to applicants that have submitted their request for assistance. Note: If you have a property where tenants pay their own utilities, you will need to follow a different process which we will be happy to explain if applicable.
  5. Agree to maintain facility’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager account on an ongoing basis

You will be provided with a Tracking Number and we will assign your building to one of our Benchmarking team members to assist you.  Due to the large number of applicants, we can only accommodate email correspondence until we properly process your application.  If you have immediate questions, please reference the Benchmark Guidebook courtesy of the LA Energy and Water Efficiency Resource Center.

<<Please note: This program received applications until October 31st, 2019>>

Resources

The Benchmark Guidebook

LADWP Refrigerator Exchange Program (REP)

LADWP Home Energy Improvement Program (HEIP)

LADWP Efficient Product Marketplace (EPM)

LADWP Consumer Rebate Program (CRP)

LADWP Commercial Direct Install (CDI)

LADWP Commercial Lighting Incentive Program (CLIP)

LADWP Custom Performance Program (CPP)

LADWP Water Conservation

LADWP Water Rebates & Programs

LADWP California friendly Landscape Incentive Program

LADWP Water Program Information Documents

LADWP Community Solar Program

LADWP Refrigerator Turn-In and Recycling Program (RETIRE)

LADWP Programs for Low-Income Customers

CITY PLANTS Program

LADWP Community Program

LADWP Education Programs

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