Under the Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency Ordinance, building owners are required to have an ASHRAE Level II energy audit of their building conducted every ten years. In an energy audit, an approved professional will walk through your building and make recommendations on how to improve your building’s efficiency and operations. You are free to choose which, if any, of those recommendations to implement; the point is to understand the potential for improvement and allow building owners to make informed business decisions. Energy audit data should be submitted to the City using the web-based Asset Score tool.

Compliance Year Who must comply: Submission Deadline
2018 Compliance


Buildings whose ABID ends in an 8 December 31, 2018

*Audit submissions will be accepted starting July 1, 2018

Buildings whose ABID ends in a 7

The year in which an audit is required for your building is determined by your building’s randomly-assigned Atlanta Building ID number (ABID). The last digit of your ABID indicates the year in which an audit is required. For example, if your ABID ends with the number “6,” your building is required to have its audit performed in 2016, 2026, 2036, etc. Email buildingefficiency@atlantaga.gov to request your Atlanta Building ID.

Multifamily properties will not be required to comply with the audit portion until 2020.

Due to stakeholder request, the City postponed the 2017 audit requirement by a year, therefore buildings whose ABID ends in a 7 must also submit an audit in 2018 in order to comply.

Check here to check if your building is required to have an energy audit performed in 2018.