You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe


Boston energy, water use law approved

The City Council approved an ordinance Wednesday that will require large commercial and residential building owners to report annual energy and water use to the city, which in turn will make the information public.

The measure was spearheaded by Mayor Thomas M. Menino and backed by environmental advocates in hopes it will lead property owners to make buildings more energy efficient. It passed on a 9-to-4 vote, despite opposition by real estate interests.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week