Benchmarking 101 for Buildings
Join AOBA, DOEE and DCBIA to learn the basics of preparing and submitting your building’s energy benchmarking report through ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®. Why is this important? Currently, all privately-owned buildings over 50,000 gross square feet are required to report energy and water data to the District government on a yearly basis. As mandated under the Clean Energy Omnibus Act of 2018, the size threshold of private buildings required to benchmark will be lowering. Starting in 2022, buildings 25,000 square feet and above must submit a benchmarking report (with their calendar year 2021 data). In 2025, buildings 10,000 square feet and above must submit a benchmarking report (with their calendar year 2024 data).
Energy Program Specialist
Building Performance & Enforcement Branch, Data & Benchmarking Division, Department of Energy & Environment, Government of the District of Columbia
As a part of the DC Building Energy Benchmarking team, Julia focuses on outreach and education to smaller buildings in the District. Julia completed a Master’s in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2020 where she specialized in urban climate change mitigation and adaptation planning.