March 22, 2014 Meissner

National Energy Performance Rating

Have you obtained National Energy Performance Ratings for your commercial buildings? Improving building energy usage can have beneficial effects to the bottom line.  Your buildings may also qualify for retrofit rebates.

Commercial buildings have the ability to achieve energy savings, which translates into cost savings for both ownership and tenants.  In order to maximize a building’s energy efficiency, a baseline of energy usage must be established as a comparison to benchmark.

The EPA’s Energy Star, National Energy Performance Rating System provides building owners with a rating system on a 1 – 100 scale that gives relative meaning to energy use.  With a National Energy Performance Rating, enrolled buildings are qualified to receive retrofit rebates.

Why Obtain a Performance Rating?

California Assembly Bill 1103 became effective on January 1, 2014 and requires owners to disclose energy usage at the time of sale, lease to single tenant, or refinance of non-residential buildings.

Today’s commercial real estate market and tenants demand energy-efficient space.  The good news for owners is that energy-efficient buildings mean lower energy costs and increased net operating income.

Meissner Jacquét provides energy management and sustainability services  that help building owners maximize their commercial energy performance.  Let a member of our team perform a sustainable building analysis, make a recommendation, and devise a capital plan.  To schedule a consultation, please call (858) 373-1234.

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