Energy Conservation Audit and Disclosure Ordinance effective June 1

The Austin City Council approved the Energy Conservation Audit and Disclosure ordinance to improve the energy efficiency of Austin homes and buildings that receive electricity from Austin Energy.

Improving energy efficiency can help reduce electricity bills for renters and owners of homes, multifamily properties, and commercial buildings. The ordinance also helps meet one of the goals of the Austin Climate Protection Plan—offsetting 700 megawatts of peak energy demand by 2020 to reduce Austin’s carbon footprint.

The ordinance takes effect June 1, 2009. For more information about the ordinance, visit the Austin Energy Web site.