In a major effort to reduce greenhouse gases, bold new measures to improve energy and water efficiency is being put into law across the State of California and throughout the US.

Optimal Building can assist!

What is EBEWE?

The Existing Building Energy & Water Efficiency Program (EBEWE for short) is a new regulation in Los Angeles that mandates all buildings larger than 20,000 square feet complete both an annual energy benchmark and an audit and retro-commissioning process every 5 years.

Annual Benchmarks

While benchmarking requirements have been suspended due to COVID-19, Optimal Building is developing a process (vAudit 1.0) to enable building owners and operators to perform this benchmarking and begin recording the process.

Audits & Retro-Commissioning

Audits and Retro-Commissioning require a licensed engineer or architect. An ASHRAE Level 1 "Walkthrough Analysis" satisfies this requirement.

How Can Optimal Building Help?

Optimal Building's partnerships allow us to perform audits that meet EBEWE compliance. We manage compliance documentation, record keeping, and advise our clients on maintaining compliance with local regulations such as EBEWE, and other similar ordinances being enacted around the United States.

Read the full ordinance here.

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