Incorporating Equity into Energy Benchmarking Requirements: Guidance for Policy and Program Practitioners

This document provides guidance for integrating equity into the development and implementation of benchmarking and transparency ordinances. Guided by the experiences and questions of local government staff and policy experts, the guide provides city examples, summarizes key concepts and issues related to the intersection of equity in building policies, and contains important steps, areas of opportunity, and guiding questions for practitioners to work through.