Energy & Water Benchmarking Ordinance 

***Upcoming May 1, 2020 Reporting Deadline*** All covered properties are required to submit 2019 energy and water use data to the City.                                Click here for the Data Request link.

Key Dates and Information:
 

May 1, 2020 is the next deadline for reporting of annual energy and water use to the City. Check out the updated How-To Guide to comply. 

NEW Central Maine Power created a How-to Guide for loading your electricity usage data into Portfolio Manager. The guide walks users through downloading data and formatting that data to calculate monthly electricity use on the property. Tenant authorization will again be required to report whole-building data.  

Questions about compliance and technical assistance: lperkins@southportland.org, 207-347-4147


The Energy & Water Use Performance Benchmarking Ordinance was approved by City Council in January, 2017. The Benchmarking Ordinance will be a significant step towards incorporating sustainable development into the growth of Mill Creek.

The building sector accounts for roughly 40% of all energy consumption in the United States and nearly 40% of carbon dioxide emissions in the country. The invisible nature of energy use and emissions make it difficult to identify opportunities for improvement.

By requiring property owners to collect and report annual energy and water use, the Benchmarking Ordinance will help to make the invisible visible and:

moneyFind Cost Savings: Energy use performance will provide insight into building efficiency, helping property owners make informed decisions about building policies and upgrades, and identifying opportunity for savings.

growthTransform the Market: Disclosure of energy use information into the market will enable property owners, potential buyers, tenants, realtors, and others to make decisions that create a value for energy performance.  

cityInform Initiatives: Energy use data will inform City initiatives and programs developed in the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan.