GreenerU helps building owners stay ahead of the BERDO 2.0 curve

A new requirement in 2022, third-party verification of buildings must be completed by a qualified energy professional. GreenerU is here to help you not only with verification, but with preparing your institutions, buildings, and facilities for a climate-neutral Boston.


The City of Boston recently passed the Building Energy Reporting Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO) 2.0, which applies more stringent requirements on building owners to lower their greenhouse gas emissions.

Some highlights:

Smaller buildings are required to comply. Previously, only buildings 35,000 square feet or larger were required to report and mitigate their greenhouse gas emissions. Now buildings as small as 20,000 square feet are included as well.

Fines are going up. Previous fines for non-reporting were capped at $3,000. Now fines are not just for non-reporting, but for failure to meet emissions standards: up to $1,000 per day.

2025 is when emissions standards kick in and non-compliance payments are due. 2050 is targeted for a zero-carbon Boston, but many interim deadlines will mean penalties for non-compliance will become more stringent.

Third-party data verification is required. A new requirement in 2022, third-party verification of buildings must be completed by a qualified energy professional such as GreenerU. Contact us today to learn more.

The deadline for third-party data verification has been extended to December 15. Third-party verification was June 15, 2022, but all owners are eligible for a one-time six-month extension, allowing a December 15 submission deadline.


Are your facilities ready? 

Are you struggling with an aging boiler and not sure what to do? Are you trying to figure out how to add EV charging for your occupants? Are you looking to save on annual energy costs in your aging building?

GreenerU has been a trusted partner for more than a decade in developing and managing custom energy conservation projects at more than 50 institutions across New England.

As a verified third-party verifier with the City of Boston, GreenerU helps design and implement projects that meet your organization’s goals. We often take a bundled approach that provides a blend of quick payback projects (low-hanging fruit) with longer-term infrastructure upgrades.

You can apply utility incentives to maximize energy savings opportunities—and GreenerU will help you identify and qualify for them.

GreenerU is available to help you navigate BERDO 2.0. We have three cost-effective options to help you meet your BERDO requirements, investigate additional energy-savings opportunities, and create a forecast for future emissions reduction opportunities.

BERDO’s new standards can present a complex path. We have the experience and capabilities to help you understand your options, chart a path toward more energy-efficient building operations, develop a plan to reach the City’s goal of zero emissions by 2050, and mitigate exposure to financial penalties. Contact us today to learn more.

“Contracting with GreenerU resulted in the most complete and cost-effective way to future-proof the MSPCA against ever rising energy costs. Their work spanned an array of improvements at the MSPCA, from new windows and lighting, electrical, and heating and air conditioning. GreenerU was flexible, responsive, and in tune with our needs. We highly recommend them.” —Kathy Collins, COO, MSPCA Angell Animal Medical Center, Jamaica Plain

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