AB 531 – Energy Disclosure Schedule

Energy Consumption Data Disclosure

Assembly Bill 1103 (“AB 1103″) requires the disclosure of energy consumption data for the most recent twelve months from the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager (“Portfolio Manager”) as part of the sale, lease, or financing of an entire nonresidential building transacted on or after January 1, 2010 (the “Disclosure Commencement Date”). On October 11, 2009, Governor Schwarzenegger signed Assembly Bill 531 (“AB 531″) into law, temporarily delaying for an indefinite period of time the January 1, 2010 commencement date under AB 1103. This bill requires the California Energy Commission (CEC) to develop a schedule for disclosure of the data to instead replace the January 1, 2010 trigger.

The Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (commonly referred to as the California Energy Commission, or CEC) is responsible for forecasting energy supply and demand, developing and implementing energy conservation measures, conducting energy- related research and development programs.