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The Indianapolis Benchmarking Ordinance was approved by the City County Council on July 12, 2021.  Read the entire proposal here:  CITY-COUNTY GENERAL ORDINANCE NO. 25, 2021 / Proposal No. 185, 2021

Most questions can be answered by reading the above ordinance language.  This ordinance is for buildings located in Marion County, Indiana.  Here are a few key components:


 2021 2022  2023 2024 2025
 Impacted Buildings Voluntary benchmarking for all covered properties

 Covered city properties >50K SF

Voluntary for all other covered properties

 Covered city properties >25K SF

Covered non-city properties >100KSF

 Covered city properties >25K SF

Covered non-city properties >50K SF

 Covered city properties >25K SF

Covered non-city properties >50K SF

 Data Transparency N/A N/A Scores for covered city properties Scores for covered city properties

 Scores for covered city properties

Scores for all covered properties will be published in 2026

Building type exemptions

  • Single family, duplex, triplex and fourplex residential homes and related accessory structures, or any other residential building with less than four (4) units
  • Properties classified as industrial per the designated Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) codes 20 through 39:
    • These are typically manufacturing properties engaged in the mechanical or chemical transformation of material or substances into new products.  These are usually described as plants, factories, or mills and characteristically use power driven machines and materials handling equipment.

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