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Energy Reporting and Auditing Services

Per the City of Boston’s Building Energy Reporting Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO) 2.0, large building owners within the City of Boston having a nonresidential or residential property 20,000 square feet or larger or residential buildings with more than 15 units must report energy and water consumption on an annual basis.




While BERDO has been in place in Boston since 2013, the current ordinance will require existing buildings to move from energy reporting and disclosure, to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.  As a result of BERDO 2.0, a building owner must:

Report energy and water consumption data and building information annually to the City of Boston.

Retain a qualified third-party verifier to certify the accuracy of the information in the first year of reporting and then periodically thereafter. 

Achieve compliance with the City of Boston’s established emissions standards for large buildings.

Reporting of annual utilities and building information can be performed by the building owner or its consultant, but the owner must utilize a qualified third-party to verify and attest to the accuracy of information.

Services Provided by Fitzemeyer & Tocci

As a qualified energy professional, Fitzemeyer &Tocci provides these services to clients with the expertise and guidance needed to meet all BERDO report requirements and emission reduction goals, including:  

  • BERDO 2.0 Services – utility data collection and reporting through Energy Star Portfolio Manager and the BERDO Reporting Form, and third-party verification services

  • ASHRAE Level 1 Audit – high-level energy and water consumption evaluation and identification of potential energy and water conservation measures

  • ASHRAE Level 2 Audit – same as Level 1 Audit, but with a greater breakdown of utilities by end-use and more detailed development of energy and water conservation measures

  • ASHRAE Level 3 Audit – same as Level 2 Audit, but with a more in-depth engineering analysis of project capital improvements

  • Building Optimization – focused evaluation of a building’s mechanical, electrical, and plumbing infrastructure to identify no- and low-cost energy and water conservation measures.

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