Virginia Beach is creating an Energy Improvement Plan, which will include a "Green Fleet" program that requires all new buildings be LEED certified. Energy audits will be performed on selected buildings. Net metering and energy audits are encouraged for residential structures.
Electric sub-metering is required for all tenant spaces 10,000 square feet and greater in buildings 50,000 square feet and greater by 2025. Owners must provide monthly energy consumption reports to each sub-metered tenant.
Initiates a program that allows net-metering, which is the difference between the amount of electricity supplied to a customer and how much electricity the customer feeds back to the electric grid.
The 2009 Seattle Energy Code requires buildings 20,000 ft2 or larger to collect energy usage data for the whole building daily, at a minimum. Flow meters and current censors are permitted for submetering. Separate submetering is required for HVAC systems, lighting, plugs, electrical energy, and heat content. Energy usage must be displayed in a visible, accessible area and contain information regarding daily energy use, average and peak energy use for the previous day, average use from the same day the previous year, and the total energy demand for the previous 12 months. The code also includes compliance requirements, including mandatory energy credits.