Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance

In 2013, the City of Chicago adopted an Energy Benchmarking ordinance (rules & regulations) to raise awareness of energy efficiency building performance.

The Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance requires commercial, institutional and residential buildings larger than 50,000 square feet square feet to track whole-building energy use, report to the City annually, and verify data accuracy the first year and every three years after.

Need help completing benchmarking from start to finish or just verifying your benchmarking results?


360 Energy Group can ensure your building is in full compliance with Chicago's Energy Benchmarking Ordinance. As part of our services, we can:

  • Benchmark your building(s) through ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager including working the Utilities to gather aggregated energy data for your tenants

  • Verify your benchmarking data  (Note: Under the ordinance, data must be verified by a qualified in-house or third-party representative with proper credentials)

  • Submit your benchmarking data to the City of Chicago

  • Quickly identify ‘next step’ energy efficiency opportunities that can improve building energy performance. Note: Chicago is making energy use data public


Contact us today at 800-401-0360 or info@360eg.com to get started!


For more information about the Chicago Benchmarking Ordinance, please visit the City of Chicago Benchmarking website

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