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File #: 41837    Version: 1 Name: Establishing a voluntary energy benchmarking program.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
File created: 2/17/2016 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 3/15/2016 Final action: 3/15/2016
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Establishing a voluntary energy benchmarking program
Sponsors: Matthew J. Phair
Fiscal Note
Estimated cost is $190,000
Budget authority is available in Account 11362-401-200: 54645 (96153).

Establishing a voluntary energy benchmarking program
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 t...

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