Berkeley Building Energy Saving Ordinance (BESO) for Large Buildings

About BESO

The City of Berkeley’s Building Energy Saving Ordinance requires commercial and multifamily buildings over 25,000 square feet to benchmark the energy used by the entire building, submit the energy benchmark summary report to the City of Berkeley annually, and to undergo an energy efficiency assessment once every five years to identify cost-effective energy conservation measures. To check if your building is required to comply, visit the City of Berkeley’s BESO webpage.

Because they are already energy efficient, buildings that receive a benchmarking score of 80 or higher don’t need to do an energy assessment. And if your building isn’t energy efficient yet, our engineers will help you find low cost ways to save energy and provide you with the energy and cost savings numbers.

What We DO

BASE Energy, Inc. has several licensed engineers who can help you to:

  • Satisfy the city’s benchmarking and audit requirements
  • Automate the benchmarking to reduce costs in the future
  • Provide you with a capital improvement plan to become exempt from future energy audits

Get Started!

BASE Energy can help you meet and exceed Berkeley BESO requirements hassle free, and provide you with a road map to not only be exempt from future energy regulations, but also reduce energy usage, costs, and carbon footprint of your building to become a more sustainable business.

For additional information or to receive a quote send an email to Steve Sidletsky or call (415) 543-1600. To learn more about what we do and how we can help, visit our Services page.