Under the Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency Ordinance, building owners are required to have an ASHRAE Level 2 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. Summary energy audit reports should be submitted to the City using the web-based Asset Score tool.


Compliance YearWho must comply:Submission Deadline
2019 ComplianceBuildings whose ABID ends in a 9December 31, 2019

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 or look it up here.

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


Georgia Power is now offering ASHRAE Level 2 Energy Audits, as well as ENERGY STAR audits, to their customers. To learn more, click on the links below:

Find a registered professional to perform your energy audit through EPA’s ENERGY STAR search tool here.