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CHICAGO—The city council’s Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards voted yesterday to send Mayor Rahm Emanuel‘s energy use benchmarking ordinance on to the full council, which will probably take a final vote today. The ordinance met opposition from some in the real estate community including BOMA/Chicago, which wanted the city to drop a provision that will allow the public disclosure of buildings’ energy efficiency scores. The Chicago Association of REALTORS® took a sterner line, and asked the committee to defer voting on the ordinance, proposed by the mayor on June 26, and instead design a more limited, and voluntary, neighborhood-based pilot program.

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