Agency energy managers are required to complete an annual comprehensive energy and water evaluation for approximately 25% of agency covered facilities in a manner that ensures that an evaluation of such facility is completed at least once every four years. Exceptions for evaluations if complicated criteria are met.
(A) EVALUATIONS.—Except as provided in subparagraph (B), not later than the date that is 180 days after the date of enactment of the Energy Act of 2020, and annually thereafter, each energy manager shall complete, for the preceding calendar year, a comprehensive energy and water evaluation and recommissioning or retrocommissioning for approximately 25 percent of the facilities of the applicable agency that meet the criteria under paragraph (2)(B) in a manner that ensures that an evaluation of each facility is completed not less frequently than once every 4 years.
(B) EXCEPTIONS.—An evaluation and recommissioning or retrocommissioning shall not be required under subparagraph (A) with respect to a facility that, as of the date on which the evaluation and recommissioning or retrocommissioning would occur—
(i) has had a comprehensive energy and water evaluation during the preceding 8-year period;
(I) has been commissioned, recommissioned, or retrocommissioned during the preceding 10-year period; or
(II) is under ongoing commissioning, recommissioning, or retrocomissioning;
(iii) has not had a major change in function or use since the previous evaluation and recommissioning or retrocommissioning;
(iv) has been benchmarked with public disclosure under paragraph (8) during the preceding calendar year; and
(I) based on the benchmarking described in clause (iv), has achieved at a facility level the most recent cumulative energy savings target under subsection
(a) compared to the earlier of—
(aa) the date of the most recent evaluation; or
(bb) the date—
(AA) of the most recent commissioning, recommissioning, or retrocommissioning; or
(BB) on which ongoing commissioning began; or
(II) has a long-term contract in place guaranteeing energy savings at least as great as the energy savings target under subclause (I).