City of Columbus Energy & Water Benchmarking Deadline Extension Request

The annual deadline to comply with Columbus Benchmarking Ordinance is June 1. Although it is past the deadline, you can use this form to request extensions through November 1, 2023. The 2023 reporting cycle will collect whole-building energy and water data for calendar year 2022 (1/1/2022- 12/31/2022). Benchmarking Reports must be submitted via ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.

If you need additional time to comply with the Benchmarking Ordinance, please complete the following deadline extension request form by entering your building information and selecting the extension reason that applies. Extension requests will be reviewed by city staff and applicants will be notified of approval or denial.

If you are submitting a request because you are waiting on an aggregation tool for natural gas, your extension will be good until a tool is made available at which point you will be notified of the new deadline and next steps. For those waiting on an aggregation tool for Columbia Gas, make sure you select the last option in the choices below. For all other extension request choices, if your request is approved, you will have until November 1, 2023 to submit your annual Benchmarking Report. 

For more information visit: Energy and Water Benchmarking and Transparency Ordinance

Questions can be submitted to the Help Desk at (614) 724-1277 or

Contact Information

The Columbus Building ID is a unique code assigned to your building's address. It consists of the letters "CBUS" followed by 4 numbers specific to your building. You can find your building ID on the Covered Buildings List or by reaching out to the Help Desk at 614-724-1277.

Extension Options

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