Contact an Expert

858-682-3489

Request To Become an Ivy Certified Partner

Thank you! A member of our team will reach out shortly!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form. If the problem persists, please call: 858-682-3489

Join Ivy Switch

Switch Trial Needs*
Thank you! A member of our team will reach out shortly!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form. If the problem persists, please call: 858-682-3489

Click here to see our 2021 Virtual Grid White Paper

California Assembly Bill 802

Energy benchmarking is a concept that is increasingly getting mentioned in the area of real estate in California. It has become a crucial characteristic of buildings that property owners and managers of commercial buildings and multi-unit buildings now need to get accustomed to very well. The California Assembly Bill 802(AB 802) is an important benchmark of energy usage for a building. Here is everything you need to know about it.

If you want additional info check out this blog post

Get My Benchmark

How is the process of compliance done?

1. Create an account

• Create a new account

• Add the details of every disclosable building you own

• Input your energy usage data

www.portfoliomanager.energystar.gov

2. Choose your reporting

Choose the appropriate
reporting link on the
benchmarking page

www.energy.ca.gov/benchmarking

3. Submit

Submission of the report from the portfolio manager account

Benchmarking By Utility

Click your utility below for details on benchmarking your property

What is California Assembly Bill 802? (AB 802)

The CA AB802 is a statewide building energy usage benchmarking for disclosable(commercial and residential buildings over 50,000 square feet). Ever since it came into effect in 2016, it requires eligible property owners to submit an Energy Benchmark Report to the California Energy Commission on or before 1st June every year.

What is the Energy Benchmark Report?

Benchmarking refers to tracking a building’s performance in comparison to a set standard. It involves using energy, water, or waste usage metrics to compare a building’s performance to other similar buildings. The efficiency of the building is calculated by dividing the energy use intensity(EUI) by dividing the energy usage by the property’s square footage.The Energy Benchmark Report is simply the comparison of EUI between similar properties(with adjustments of intensity-of-use and weather zone.

Who needs to Comply with AB 802?

Owners of buildings that satisfy the following conditions are required to comply with the law:·   
   
A  gross floor area of over 50,000 square feet.·  

17+ residential utility accounts or 1+ Commercial

Are there any exceptions to the compliance?

There are some exceptions that void the need to submit an Energy Benchmark Report. These are for:

  • Buildings that are condominiums.
  • Buildings scheduled for demolishment within a year of the report.
  • Buildings with 1-16 residential utility accounts.
  • Buildings which had no certificate of occupancy or temporary certificate of occupancy for more than half of the calendar year
  • Buildings with over 50% of the total area being in use for scientific experiments, manufacturing, or industrial purposes.
  • Buildings which are benchmarked as pursuant in any local program on the official website of the Energy Commission.

Not Ready to Sign Up? Estimate your solar revenue potential first.

Revenue Estimator

Enter your Zip Code

How many units in your building?

Your property could be generating

EXTRA REVENUE with Ivy.

Request Revenue Estimate
*All NOI and Revenue figures are based on California’s policy of Virtual Net Metering 2.0.

Invite a friend and get a promo code for 10% off Ivy Purchase.

Click to find out how you can help your community go solar

Learn More