Interested in Learning about D.C.’s Mandatory Building Energy Performance Standards?

Posted By: Kirsten B. Williams, Esq. Headlines ,

While the District’s energy benchmarking policy has provided useful access to information on the efficiency of the District’s building stock, the Clean Energy DC Plan and its companion legislation, the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Act of 2018,” now seek to establish the next generation of benchmarking policies by establishing mandatory Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) for buildings 50,000 square feet and above that will require building owners to invest in the energy efficiency of their buildings through energy audits and/or retro-commissioning.


While the mandatory standards will begin in 2021, the District Department of Energy and the Environment will host working group discussions this summer to help shape the new Building Energy Performance Standards program. Come share your ideas and hear from speakers who will highlight building retrofit projects that are reducing energy use and saving money.


To participate in the working group discussions and/or receive updates about the BEPS, please visit If you have questions about the Clean Energy DC Plan or the legislation, please contact Kirsten Williams at (202) 296-3390, ext. 243 or via email