Buildings & Development

Building Energy Use Disclosure Ordinance

In 2022, Town Meeting passed an bylaw that established a policy for reporting, disclosing, and assessing the energy and water use of large buildings in town. The bylaw is referred to as BEU-D. Its goal is to increase energy and water use transparency and to find opportunities to increase energy efficiency to ultimately reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Under the bylaw, buildings owned or leased by the Town and residential or commercial properties with one or more building over 25,000 square feet are required to report their annual energy use, electricity supplier's energy labels, and water usage. The first round of reporting is due by May 15th, 2023 for the 2022 calendar year. The Town will post a public annual report with the data.