Are You Ready for Energy Benchmarking Requirements?
Beginning in 2022, all private commercial and multifamily buildings in Washington DC over 25,000 square feet are required to comply with the Clean Energy DC ACT. By April 1st of each year, these buildings must report their annual energy and water consumption to the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE).
Benchmarking and reporting is done using a free tool from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) called the Energy Star Portfolio Manager.
While the DC Clean Energy ACT has been in effect for several years now, it has only applied to buildings with more than 50,000 square feet. Starting in 2022, these requirements extend to smaller buildings. To help commercial property owners and managers we have provided this helpful Energy Benchmarking Checklist that was prepared by the DC Department of Energy & The Environment.