Assembly Bill 1103 (AB 1103)
Assembly Bill 1103 (AB 1103) was a California bill that mandated non-residential buildings in California must publicly disclose their energy benchmarking and disclosure data. AB 1103 was repealed on January 1, 2016. Assembly Bill 802 (AB 802) replaces Assembly Bill 1103.
Why It Matters
This law was the first of many across the United States that required the publicity of building energy data. These laws aim to promote awareness of energy efficiency, encourage tenants to occupy high performing buildings, and hold building owners accountable for their energy consumption. Buildings waste about 30% of the energy they consume, so this bill helps reduce waste.