Model Policies

The Residential Energy Conservation Ordinance (RECO) was adopted to improve the energy and water efficiency of existing housing in the city of Berkeley.
RECO is meant to help insulate residents from energy price increases by reducing the amount of energy used for heat, hot water and lighting. The ordinance states that every home or apartment building sold or transferred in Berkeley or undergoing renovations valued at $50,000 or more must meet energy or water efficiency requirements for a number of items including toilets, showerheads, faucets, etc.

Focus: Residential
Category: Energy Conservation Ordinances and Mandatory Upgrades
State: California

Law requires that homes and apartments must meet minimum energy efficiency standards at time of sale or renovation.

Focus: Residential
Category: Energy Conservation Ordinances and Mandatory Upgrades
State: California

Law requires that rental housing must meet minimum energy efficiency standards by 2019.

Focus: Residential
Category: Energy Conservation Ordinances and Mandatory Upgrades
State: Colorado

Rental housing must meet minimum energy efficiency standards.

Focus: Residential
Category: Energy Conservation Ordinances and Mandatory Upgrades
State: Vermont

Rental housing must meet minimum energy-efficiency standards at time of sale.

Focus: Residential
Category: Energy Conservation Ordinances and Mandatory Upgrades
State: Wisconsin