Energy audits to be required in San Francisco
Mayor Gavin Newsom wants energy audits for large commercial buildings in San Francisco.
According to a San Francisco Chronicle story , San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom wants owners of large commercial buildings in the city to conduct an energy audit within five years to secure their business license renewal--and to provide the results to the city, which will publish the information in a public database.
Potential tenants of the buildings could then use the information to decide if they want to rent space there, which Newsom compared to shopping for a car based on a particular model's gas mileage.
"As a tenant, you can compare and contrast and shop," he said. "This is so obvious and so rational and so doable."
Newsom made the announcement Dec. 11 at a news conference to tout the Transamerica Pyramid being awarded the LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council in recognition of a variety of energy and environmental upgrades. It becomes the city's 88th LEED-certified building.
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