Chicago Covered Buildings

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This dataset shows the full list of buildings required to comply with the Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance. The list includes all commercial, institutional, and residential buildings larger than 50,000 square feet.


On November 21st, 2017, the Chicago City Council approved updates to the Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance in order to improve the visibility and transparency of the reported information, while also making the information easier to understand. Properties in compliance with benchmarking reporting will receive between one and four stars on a four-star rating system, based on their 1-100 ENERGY STAR score. Properties with one, two, or three stars will be able to earn an additional star if they have improved by at least 10 points in the past two reporting years. Building owners will be required to post their rating in a prominent location, and to share the rating at the time of listing the property for lease or sale. The new rating system goes into effect in 2019.

The information in this dataset is used by the building owners / managers or other building representatives to determine if the property needs to comply by the annual deadline of June 1st. This dataset can also be used to look up for property’s unique 6-digit Chicago Energy Benchmarking ID, which is required for compliance.

The Energy Benchmarking Ordinance calls on existing municipal, commercial, and residential buildings larger than 50,000 square feet to track whole-building energy use, report to the City annually, and verify data accuracy every three years. The law, which phases in from 2014-2017, covers less than 1% of Chicago’s buildings, which account for approximately 20% of total energy used by all buildings. Note that the ordinance authorizes the City to make individual building data readily-available to the public, beginning with the second year in which a building is covered. The Covered Buildings List is distinct from the publicly-shared energy use data, and does not include energy use or any other information reported in the benchmarking process.

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John Snow Labs; Chicago Data Portal, City of Chicago Sustainability Program;

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Energy Savings Data, Chicago Energy Rating System, Energy Benchmarking, Energy Benchmarking Covered Building, Energy Savings, Chicago Covered Building, Energy Benchmarking Compliance, Building Energy, Covered Buildings, Chicago Energy Benchmarking

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Chicago Energy Efficiency Covered Building, Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance

Building_IDA 6-digit unique identifier assigned to each property covered by the Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance for tracking and identification purposes.integerlevel : Nominal
AddressProperty street address.string-
ZIP_CodeProperty ZIP code.integerlevel : Nominal
Cohort_SectorThe primary space use type component of the compliance cohort.string-
Cohort_SizeThe gross floor area component of the compliance cohort.string-
Verification_YearYear of next required data
Community_Area_NameThe Chicago community area where the property is located.string-
Community_Area_NumberProperty community area number.integerlevel : Nominal
Ward_NumberProperty ward number.integerlevel : Nominal
LatitudeProperty latitude.number-
LongitudeProperty longitude.number-
Building IDAddressZIP CodeCohort SectorCohort SizeVerification YearCommunity Area NameCommunity Area NumberWard NumberLatitudeLongitude
158438430 N Michigan Ave60611Commercial> 250,000 Sq Ft2021NEAR NORTH SIDE84241.890375799999994-87.62467983
1209803400 W DIVISION60651Commercial50,000 - 250,000 Sq Ft2019HUMBOLDT PARK232641.90280838-87.71178755
2443601720 S Michigan Ave60616Residential> 250,000 Sq Ft2021NEAR SOUTH SIDE33341.85862339-87.62421069
251786642 W Deming Pl60614Commercial50,000 - 250,000 Sq Ft2021LINCOLN PARK74341.927944000000004-87.645176
2519415450 N Cumberland Ave60656Commercial50,000 - 250,000 Sq Ft2019OHARE764141.9787887-87.83785106
255010949 N ELSTON AVE60642Commercial50,000 - 250,000 Sq Ft2021West Town242741.89962673-87.65662412
2516773116 W Belden Ave60647Municipal50,000 - 250,000 Sq Ft2019LOGAN SQUARE223241.92353186-87.70529839
23826625 E Superior St60611Residential> 250,000 Sq Ft2021NEAR NORTH SIDE84241.89530417-87.62727758
254536220 E Illinois St60611Residential> 250,000 Sq Ft2019NEAR NORTH SIDE84241.89535128-87.62272623
1016755615 N CUMBERLAND AVE60631Residential> 250,000 Sq Ft2019NORWOOD PARK104141.98187009-87.83561493