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Comply with Philadelphia Energy Disclosure Laws

Phoenix Energy can help you comply with the Energy Conservation Audit and Disclosure Ordinance


The following buildings must comply with bill #120428:

  • Any commercial building with indoor floor space of 50,000 square feet or more
  • All commercial portions of any mixed-use building where a total of at least 50,000 square feet of indoor floor space is devoted to any commercial use

Note that this definition includes most building types per the rules established in the regulation. Philadelphia Code § 9-3402 3(g) allows application for exemption for largely unoccupied buildings, exceptional hardship, and buildings in which process energy is the predominant end use. If you received a compliance letter and believe your building may qualify for an exemption, please contact us to find out how to apply for exemption with the Mayor's Office of Sustainability.

Data for the preceding calendar year must be submitted no later than June 30 annually. Buildings that fail to disclose their energy and water data are subject to a $300 fine the first month their data is late, and a $100/day penalty following the initial 30 days.
If you are a commercial or multifamily building owner or manager in Philadelphia with an indoor floor space larger than 50,000 square feet, then you are required by this ordinance to submit an energy usage report.
Building owners who fail to comply by the June 30 deadline are subject to a $300 fine for the first month they are late, and subsequent $100 fines for each day they are late afterwards.

Building owners and managers must gather energy and space information using the “Data Collection Worksheet” and then report the data to EPA’s Portfolio Manager, a reporting tool that allows building owners to compare their building’s energy efficiency with similar buildings.

As stated in the Municipal Energy Benchmarking Report, out of the of 855 properties analyzed in Philadelphia, over half achieved energy savings, and nearly 10 percent of all properties improved their performance by over 30 percent. This highlights the benefit of benchmarking for the majority of buildings in Philadelphia. However, nearly
10 percent of properties also increased their energy consumption by 30 percent or more, demonstrating an important opportunity for energy conservation measures to be identified moving forward.

Phoenix Energy provides building owners with hands-free ECAD compliance by interfacing with Portfolio Manager and completing all aspects of the reporting process.