Is Your Building In Compliance?

By 2025, all private commercial and multifamily buildings in Washington DC over 10,000 square feet are required to comply with the DC Clean Energy 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 since 2018, its requirements are being phased in over a period of time.  Originally only buildings larger than 50,000 square feet were required to comply.  In 2022, compliance and benchmarking requirements apply to all 25,000 squared feet and larger.

To help commercial real estate investors and property managers, we have provided this helpful Energy Benchmarking Checklist that was prepared by the DC Department of Energy & The Environment.

Energy Benchmarking Checklist - Page 2

Michael Reible is a Managing Director with Green Capital Financing. As a Commercial Mortgage Broker and licensed Real Estate Broker with 25 years of experience, Mike and his team can meet any of your commercial real estate needs ∙ Member: USGBC | LEED Green Associate ∙ Licenses: (DRE 01909623) (MD 17097) (DC BR600242) (FL BK3535437)