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(a) The General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) may elect to develop a compliance plan for municipally owned buildings greater than 10,000 square feet, on or before July 1, 2011. The goal of a compliance plan shall be to apply the results of energy audits and benchmarking to prioritize the implementation of energy efficiency upgrades in municipal buildings and to maximize energy savings. The compliance plan shall constitute the entirety of regulatory compliance with this Chapter for municipal buildings and shall include all of the following:
(1) Consultation with City Departments. The compliance plan shall be developed in consultation with relevant City departments including the Department of the Environment, the Department of Real Estate and the Capital Planning Committee established in Administrative Code Section 3.21, so as to leverage existing energy data collection processes;
(2) Benchmarking tools applicable to municipal building types. Benchmarking shall include, but is not limited to, information substantially equivalent to the Energy Benchmark Information in Section 2003(a)(2) as determined by the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission. For the purpose of benchmarking municipally owned buildings greater than 10,000 square feet, each City department head or agency general manager shall provide to the General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission the data required by the compliance plan for all municipal buildings under the respective department or agency jurisdiction. Benchmarking municipal facilities shall be completed according to the compliance schedule in Section 2004(a);
(3) Energy audit protocols;
(4) Reporting protocols; and,
(5) A timeline for compliance with energy audit requirements.
(b) If a compliance plan for municipally owned buildings is not developed and implementation initiated pursuant to paragraph (a), each City department head or agency general manager shall be responsible for compliance with the provisions of this Chapter for all municipally owned buildings under the respective department or agency jurisdiction.
(Added by Ord. 17-11, File No. 101105, App. 2/18/2011)