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File #: 39376    Version: Name: Directing the City Engineer to establish a Public/Private Voluntary Benchmarking Program.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/20/2015 In control: SUSTAINABLE MADISON COMMITTEE
On agenda: 7/21/2015 Final action: 9/1/2015
Enactment date: 9/4/2015 Enactment #: RES-15-00725
Title: SUBSTITUTE - Directing the City Engineer to establish a Public/Private Voluntary Benchmarking Program.
Sponsors: Matthew J. Phair
Attachments: 1. 39376-Version 1.pdf
Fiscal Note
No Fiscal Expenditure Required.
Title
SUBSTITUTE - Directing the City Engineer to establish a Public/Private Voluntary Benchmarking Program.
Body
WHEREAS, the City of Madison approved “The Madison Sustainability Plan: Fostering, Environmental, Economic and Social Resilience” June 12, 2012 RES-12-00434, and,

WHEREAS, goal #2 of The Madison Sustainability Plan calls for systematically upgrading existing buildings, equipment and infrastructure, and;

WHEREAS, the action items under Goal #2 call for the city to work with the private sector to promote and incentivize upgrading existing commercial and residential building stock to improve energy efficiency, indoor air and building environment quality; including creating policies with incentives and energy performance targets to foster upgrades of existing buildings ultimately reducing energy consumption of 50% by 2030, and;

WHEREAS, on September 10, 2014 an order for the formation of a Benchmarking Ad Hoc Committee file #35501 was issued under Section 33.01(4)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances appointing 10 members recommended by (then) Council President, Alder Chris Schmidt, and;

WHEREAS, the Ad Hoc committee began meeting on September 22, 2014 and had three consecutive monthly meetings (that included a meeting where property owners were invited to participate) before agreeing to form a small working group of the Ad Hoc Committee that would include two outside experts on facility management from large property owners, and;

WHEREAS, the working group was charged with coming back to the Ad Hoc Committee with direction/suggestions based on their detailed discussion, research, and;

WHEREAS, the working group met three times with open discussion and listening/learning from each other and the experts at the table, and;

WHEREAS, the working group produced a report that reflected their findings identifying important features of both a mandatory and a voluntary program and sent those to the full Ad Ho...

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