SACRAMENTO, has learned that enforcement of California’s commercial-building energy-disclosure law, AB 1103, has been delayed until September 1. The law was originally set to go into effect July 1.

As reported earlier this month, the new law requires commercial-building owners to disclose a building’s historical energy usage prior to selling, leasing, or financing the asset. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed AB 1103 into law in 2007, and the implementation of the law has been postponed several times. The California Energy Commission postponed implementation to consider a host of concerns from the real estate industry. The key element to the law is getting the data efficiently from the utility companies, and the California Energy Commission has worked with the utilities to make this process easy and automated.

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