Model Policies

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

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

Law requires upgrades to meet the NYC energy conservation code in buildings 50,000 square feet and greater by 2025.

Page Focus: Commercial
Category: Energy Audits, Benchmarking, and Disclosure, Energy Conservation Ordinances and Mandatory Upgrades, Retro-commissioning
State: New York

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.

Page 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.

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

Rental housing must meet minimum energy efficiency standards.

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

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

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