Austin Energy Conservation Audit and Disclosure (ECAD) Ordinance
Benchmarking, Cities, Legislation, Low- and Zero-Energy
Austin, Texas was one of the first cities to require building energy audits and energy performance disclosures for all homes and buildings that are served by Austin Energy and located within Austin city limits. ECAD promotes energy efficiency by identifying potential energy savings in homes, businesses, and multifamily properties. ECAD also helps meet some of the goals established in the Austin Climate Protection Plan, such as offsetting 900 megawatts of peak energy demand by 2025 to reduce Austin’s carbon footprint, and reducing our carbon dioxide emissions by over 365,000 metric tons by 2020.