Boston has become the latest city to order building energy benchmarking

Last week, the Boston City Council approved an ordinance requiring larger commercial and residential buildings to report annual energy and water usage to the city, which in turn will make this information available to the public.
As the VERGE conference begins today in Boston, it joins seven U.S. cities, including New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, as well as two states — California and Washington — in enacting energy reporting requirements aimed at reducing carbon emissions by cutting energy consumption.