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Building Energy Benchmarking
 Building Energy Benchmarking for Non-Residential Buildings


On July 11, 2016, the Mayor and Council amended the Rockville City Code to allow Montgomery County’s building energy use benchmarking requirements to apply within the City of Rockville and be administered by Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. Montgomery County’s benchmarking program requires:
  •  Owners of certain types of non-residential buildings 50,000 square feet and greater, or a group of buildings that share a parcel (have the same Tax ID) that are collectively 50,000 square feet or greater, to benchmark energy use in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager; 
  • Have data verified by a Recognized Data Verifier the first year and every three years thereafter; and r
  • Report data to the County annually for public disclosure. 
Rockville properties will have the same benchmarking requirements and access to technical and financial resources as other properties in Montgomery County.


Ordinance History

May 16, 2016
  •  Public Comment Period
May 16 - June 17, 2016
June 13, 2016
July 11, 2016 (Adopted)
  •  First deadline for data submission to Montgomery County
Submit 2016 energy data by June 1, 2017



Questions and Contacts 

Erica Shingara, Sustainability Coordinator
or 240-314-8872