"Fifteen cities now have benchmarking and disclosure laws, which require building owners to report their buildings’ annual energy use to the local government, according to Dr. Margaret Walls of Resources for the Future. These include the early adopters of Washington, D.C., Austin, Texas, and New York, which passed their laws in 2008 and 2009, and Portland, Ore., Atlanta, and Kansas City, Mo., all of which adopted them in 2015."
U.S. Cities Taking Lead in Green Building
Media Highlight from Proud Green Building — May 4, 2016
Working Paper — Apr 9, 2015
Does Information Provision Shrink the Energy Efficiency Gap? A Cross-City Comparison of Commercial Building Benchmarking and Disclosure Laws
Energy benchmarking and disclosure laws in Austin, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle have reduced utility expenditures by about three percent.