Mayor Emanuel recently proposed amendments (Amendments) to Chicago’s energy benchmarking requirements, the Building Energy Use Benchmarking Ordinance of the City of Chicago (Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance). These draft changes were introduced in Chicago City Council on October 11, 2017. The Chicago City Council’s Committee on Zoning, Landmark, & Building Standards approved the amendments on November 14, 2017, for full City Council review. The Amendments would add a new rating system, disclosure requirements, and water use reporting to the ordinance that was originally passed in September 2013 and applies to commercial, municipal, and residential buildings that are 50,000 square feet or more. Currently, the Amendments to the Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance are before the Committee on Zoning, Landmarks, and Building Standards.