Measure and Manage Your Submetering Code Compliance

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, Title 24 in California along with 6 states across the country follow a version of ASHRAE 90.1 that requires submetering for commercial and multi-tenant buildings.

As mandated by these requirements, measurement devices are now required to monitor the following individually: total electricity use; HVAC systems; interior lighting; exterior lighting; and receptacle circuits as part of a commercial building’s overall energy control infrastructure. Submetering devices provide more granular energy usage data in facilities to help improve building and operations performance.

By adding submetering, ASHRAE 90.1 2013 and 2016 and 2019 Title 24 help facilities remain future-forward with the following strategies:   

Energy Monitoring

  • Monitors energy usage for specific building systems
  • Records data on frequent intervals, which allows for reporting on trends over time
  • Easy identification of improvement areas (such as malfunctioning equipment)

Tenant Billing

  • Tracks individual tenant usage from total building usage, which can also be used for tenant billing and cost allocations

What does each code require?

ASHRAE 90.1 2013 and 2016 both require submetering, as does 2019 Title 24. The summaries of each code are listed below.

Table Specs

*To view table specifics, visit the California Title 24 website.


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VerifEye™ Submetering Solutions

VerifEye™ Submetering Solutions provide scalable metering options for any sized facility and application. All VerifEye meters, communication products and software options are specifically designed to meet the requirements of ASHRAE 90.1 2013 and 2016 and 2019 Title 24.

Ideal for high-density applications including data centers, the Series 7000-7100 Branch Circuit Monitors support all industry standard communication protocols and can monitor up to 48 independent, user-defined inputs on one single meter board. This branch circuit monitor is ideal for multi-circuit applications such as new construction, industrial and retrofit applications—the compact design takes up less real estate and panel space and requires far less labor to install.

Combine this solution with our BMO 3.0 Code Compliance Module to generate reports and track energy usage for storage and reporting requirements. For more information, visit