Who's Required to Participate?
Covered 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 comply annually with BE305.
What is the Timeframe?
Buildings will be phased into the reporting requirement each year by square footage, with buildings of 100,000 sqft or greater beginning in 2023. Refer to the table on the right for more information on reporting start dates for your buildings.
The benchmarking report will include:
Basic building and property use details.
A full 12 months of whole-building energy and water usage for the previous year.
Timeframe and Deadlines
How do I Comply?
There are 2 pathways for compliance with BE305. You will pursue one pathway per year and chose your pathway based on building conditions in the previous year.
A Benchmarking Report
Follow the instructions below to prepare your report. Then, use the "Report Data" link to submit 12 full months of whole-building energy and water data to the City through ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®.
Upon receipt of submission, your report will be reviewed for compliance.
An Exemption Request
Check to see if your building is eligible for a one-year exemption from submitting a benchmarking report. If eligible, please submit an exemption request with the required supporting documentation for consideration.
Upon receipt of submission, your request will be reviewed for approval.
Step-by-Step Benchmarking Instructions
Quick Steps to Comply with BE305
Create an Account in ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®
To comply with Building Efficiency 305 (BE305), covered building owners must create an ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager account in order to enter and report annual whole-building energy and water usage.
Add a Property in ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®
Once an account is created, owners can add their building(s)
Add your Miami Building ID to Portfolio Manager
To locate your Miami Building ID, also known as “UBID”, visit: https://buildingid.touchstoneiq.com/
Each building subject to BE305 is assigned a unique Miami Building ID. Adding the Miami Building ID is required and ensures the usage reported is attributed to the correct building.
Obtain and Enter Energy & Water Data
Building owners must report whole-buildings energy and water usage from the previous calendar year (Jan 1 through Dec 31) to the City of Miami on an annual basis. Building owners can find more information on how to request and upload energy data in the How-to-Guide and by visiting our Utility Data Access Resource page.
Submit a Benchmarking Report
In order to bring your building(s) into compliance with the City of Miami, you must annually submit your report through ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®.