Ed Lee signs legislation to mandate energy audits 

Mayor Ed Lee threw his support behind legislation Friday that was approved by San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

He signed into law legislation requiring owners of nonresidential buildings to figure out how much energy their building consumes, which then must be disclosed to the public every year. In addition, the law requires commercial buildings in excess of 10,000 square feet to conduct energy efficiency audits every five years.

“San Francisco needs to increase the energy and resource efficiency of existing buildings if we are going to meet our aggressive greenhouse gas reduction targets,” Lee said in a statement. “This new green building code will educate building owners about what they need to do to save energy and money, and boost our local green economy.”

Board of Supervisors President David Chiu said the law is an example of San Francisco’s “visionary leadership to protect our environment.”

It’s not lights out, but it follows the similar spirit.



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