The City of Sunnyvale has proposed a mandate that would require homeowners to perform and disclose energy and water audits at time of sale.
The City of Sunnyvale is accepting public comments on its draft "Climate Action Plan". Page 65 of the 222-page plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions proposes three mandates that would affect real estate transactions in Sunnyvale:
•EC-3.1, Establish a residential energy conservation ordinance that requires homeowners to perform and disclose energy and water audits at time of sale.
•EC-4.1, …require all nonresidential building owners to disclose building energy consumption and
building energy ratings upon sale or lease of the building.
•EC-4.3, Create an ordinance to facilitate energy efficiency improvements in nonresidential buildings through incentives and regulations that may include energy performance reports, time of sale upgrades…