If you are a Fannie Mae Borrower and your property is in a city or state with a local benchmarking requirement, you are also required to report this data to Fannie Mae, and share your property with Fannie Mae in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®. If your property is required to report Energy Performance Metrics (EPMs) to Fannie Mae, you must submit the following six data points that describe the energy and water performance at the property:

In 2019, the following jurisdictions require certain multifamily properties to report:

  1. Atlanta, GA
  2. Berkeley, CA
  3. Boston, MA
  4. California
  5. Cambridge, MA
  6. Chicago, IL
  7. Denver, CO
  8. Evanston, IL
  9. Kansas City, MO
  10. Los Angeles, CA
  11. New York, NY
  12. Orlando, FL
  13. Philadelphia, PA
  14. Portland, ME
  15. Seattle, WA
  16. South Portland, ME
  17. St. Louis, MO
  18. Washington, D.C.

Fannie Mae has prepared a summary of the local/state multifamily benchmarking requirements in 2019.

Property owners are able to benchmark their multifamily Property in ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®, a free, online tool, and to receive an ENERGY STAR certification if the Property's score is 75 or greater. Fannie Mae offers incentives for properties with Green Building Certifications.

For properties required to benchmark under city or state law, please refer to the FAQs for Fannie Mae Borrowers with Local or State Benchmarking Requirements and How To Submit 2018 Energy Performance Metrics for Borrowers with Local or State Benchmarking Requirements.

Third-Party Utility Service Providers

For third-party utility service providers that are supporting reporting for Borrowers, please refer to the Fannie Mae Green Multifamily Financing FAQs – Third-Party Utility Service Providers for more details to support your customers. If a third-party utility service provider is supporting a Green Mortgage Loan Borrower, also see the Fannie Mae Green Mortgage Loan Reporting Guide for Third-Party Utility Service Providers.