Building Efficiency 305
The Building Efficiency 305 (BE305) program helps ensure a more resilient city in relation to existing buildings and addresses the mandate from the Miami City Commission to mitigate emissions of greenhouse gases.
When do I Need to Start Reporting?
Building benchmarking reporting start dates are phased in by square footage. One report is due annually per building subject, please reference the timeline for further information on your buildings reporting start date.
What is Benchmarking?
Energy and water benchmarking is a process whereby a building’s annual energy and water consumption data is joined with its physical and operational characteristics to create a comparable energy efficiency rating for that building.
This rating and other useful performance metrics allow a building owner to compare a property’s energy performance against itself over time as well as against similar buildings locally, regionally, and nationwide.
Annual benchmarking of energy and water consumption helps building owners, property managers, and facilities staff establish energy performance baselines, monitor performance over time, guide actions to cut waste, and verify energy and water savings from investments.
Benchmarking data provides summary information about public and private buildings, documenting trends in energy and water performance, and is the foundation for information to share with stakeholders. Benchmarking allows for a data-based approach to analyzing future energy needs, where improvements can be made and how to reduce costs.
Who's Required to Participate?
Building Owners of multi-family and commercial buildings with 20,000 square feet or greater of floor space and 5 or more units are required to participate annually based on their reporting start date timeline.
What is the Timeframe?
Building Owners are required to comply with BE305 by June 30th, 2023 and by October 1 annually every year after.
What Will the Report Include?
The annual benchmarking report includes basic building and property use information as well as a full 12 months of whole-building energy usage (electricity, natural gas, district steam, district hot and chilled water, solar, wind, etc.) for the previous year.