Existing Buildings (other than Major Renovations)

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Most of the San Francisco of the future has already been built. Existing buildings are a tremendous resource to our city, and the challenge is to protect our rich history while using fewer natural resources. Energy efficiency, water conservation, stormwater, toxics reduction, and zero waste policies help to improve the performance of the existing stock.

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The Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance was directly informed by the recommendations of the Mayor's Task Force on Existing Commercial Buildings which recommended policies, actions, and partnerships to meet local and state goals for greater energy efficiency in buildings.Read>
In order to reduce green house gas emissions related to energy and water use and to protect natural resources, San Francisco has enacted an ordinance that requires owners of single or 2 family dwellings, apartment buildings, and residential hotels to improve their energy and water usage.Read>