How Does CA AB 1103 Affect Your Building?

As the United State’s citizenry has developed and appeal for activity continues to access it has become added important than anytime afore to adviser and adapt our activity consumption. Many measures accept been taken at the federal, state, and even bounded levels to access the sustainability of our city centers, but few behavior analyze to the afresh allowable California law AB 1103.

The bill was anesthetized by California in 2007 and is now in aftereffect as of January 1st, 2014. If you plan in absolute acreage affairs are you’ve heard of AB-1103. California’s Assembly Bill (AB) 1103 affects architecture owners who are searching to lease, finance, re-finance, or advertise their absolute building. AB 1103 included barrio that are 10,000 aboveboard anxiety and over if it was aboriginal enacted, but a agreement increases the law’s ambit to cover those 5,000 aboveboard anxiety and over on July 1st, 2016.

AB 1103 is an Activity Benchmarking and Acknowledgment law and requires architecture sellers to address on their building’s activity use trends appliance the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager system. ENERGY STAR works by demography into anniversary a building’s type, aboveboard footage, gas use, and electricity use to rank users in a percentile-based 1 to 100 point system.

It should be acclaimed for those accustomed with ENERGY STAR that you are in acquiescence with AB 1103 even if your account is beneath the 75 credibility appropriate for ENERGY STAR accolade certification. Completion of the Abstracts Verification Checklist “DVC” is binding to AB 1103 compliance. Once a building’s contour is accurately entered and account abstracts has been logged in Portfolio Manager the DVC have to be emailed to the California Activity Commission.

The law is advised to alert architecture owners into demography an alive role in ecology their activity use. AB 1103 legislation creates added acquaintance of the ENERGY STAR affairs for bartering barrio and brings added bartering barrio into the ENERGY STAR fold.

The afterward architecture types are appropriate to acknowledge their architecture activity data:




Institutional – Assisted Living and Non-ambulatory


Residential – Transient (i.e. Hotel)


Utility – Parking garage

The activity acknowledgment requirements for AB 1103 acquiescence are as follows:

A architecture client shall acknowledge the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager “Data Verification Checklist” for the architecture to the -to-be client or aborigine of the absolute architecture no after than 24 hours above-mentioned to the beheading of the sales or charter contract.

A architecture client shall acknowledge the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager “Data Verification Checklist” for the architecture to the -to-be lender costs the absolute architecture no after than appointment of the accommodation application.

A architecture client shall abide an cyberbanking archetype of the “Data Verification Checklist” via email to the California Activity Commission “CEC” at [email protected]

Once a architecture has gone through the benchmarking process, a lot of owners and managers that accomplish ENERGY STAR accolade cachet (i.e. array of 75-100 on a account of 1-100) abide with the affairs on an anniversary base so they can advance their anniversary accolade status. A accepted ENERGY STAR accolade decal is a acknowledgment of a building’s above activity ability and perceived calm air superior and addressee comfort, and is advised a admired asset in today’s aggressive absolute acreage market.

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