With a few exceptions, if you have a building that is 50K s.f. or more you need to benchmark it annually using Energy Star and report numbers to the Energy Commission.  Our industry has worked with policymakers and regulators all along the process to provide input that will hopefully make compliance for a vast majority of our members relatively simple.

However, we know some situations may not go smoothly or may present unique questions that require more information.  Below are links that we hope will help.

— Detailed information about the Building Energy Benchmarking Program including fact sheets and frequently asked questions are on the CEC’s benchmarking website.

— Several webinars for different stakeholders have been held.  Here are links to recordings of each webinar:

CEC AB 802 Building Owner & Representative Stakeholder Webinar

CEC AB 802 Public Agency Stakeholder Webinar

CEC AB 802 Utility Stakeholder Webinar

CEC AB 802 Energy Consultant Stakeholder Webinar 

— More webinars are on their way.  If you don’t want to watch a recorded webinar you can participate in one of the following live events:


Energy Consultants July 11, 2018 10-11 am Sign up
Utility Companies July 16, 2018 11 am-12 pm Sign up
Public Agencies July 23, 2018 1-2 pm Sign up
Building Owners July 25, 2018 10-11 am Sign up

— The Energy Commission is also hosting a Q&A Session on July 13, which are available for sector-specific support related to compliance and disclosure.  

Simply Join the webinar at time slot of choosing: Sign up 

Warehouse/Storage Q&A:  July 13, 2018 — 11-11:30 am

Retail Q&A: July 13, 2018 — 11:30 am- 12 pm

Offices Q&A: July 13, 2018 — 12-12:30 pm

Education Q&A: July 13, 2018 — 12:30-1 pm

We hope that one or all of these resources can help those companies that are having trouble implementing the law.  For additional information or questions, please contact the Benchmarking Hotline at (855)279-6460 or

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