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Chicago Energy Benchmarking

Metadata Updated: February 26, 2020

The Chicago Building Energy Use Benchmarking Ordinance calls on existing municipal, commercial, and residential buildings larger than 50,000 square feet to track whole-building energy use, report to the City annually, and verify data accuracy every three years. The law, which was phased in from 2014-2017, covers less than 1% of Chicago’s buildings, which account for approximately 20% of total energy used by all buildings. For more details, including ordinance text, rules and regulations, and timing, please visit

The ordinance authorizes the City to share property-specific information with the public, beginning with the second year in which a building is required to comply.

The dataset represents self-reported and publicly-available property information by calendar year. Currently, the data includes calendar year 2014 information for 243 properties, calendar year 2015 information for over 1,500 properties, calendar year 2016 information for over 2,700 properties, and calendar year 2017 information for almost 2,800 properties.

The "Data Year" column and filtered views under "More Views" can be used to isolate specific years.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. Non-Federal: This dataset is covered by different Terms of Use than License: No license information was provided.

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Metadata Created Date December 17, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 26, 2020

Metadata Source

Harvested from Chicago JSON

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date December 17, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 26, 2020
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Jonathan Levy
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
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Harvest Source Title Chicago JSON
Data First Published 2020-01-15
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Data Last Modified 2020-01-15
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Source Hash 9c1748ef707fbd7ee0c7a62473c82f402f18184a
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Category Environment & Sustainable Development

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