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Update: DDOE releases 2011 and 2012 benchmarking data for private buildings!
Read the Press Release, February 24, 2014
The next Energy Benchmarking deadline is approaching! All buildings over 50,000 gross square feet must report benchmarking data for calendar year 2013 to DDOE by April 1, 2014.
- Download the Covered Building List for 2014 reporting
- Download new guidance documents from DDOE, including an updated data collection worksheet and updated tenant data request form
- Download the new benchmarking flyer for the skinny on changes for 2014 reporting and a compliance checklist
- NEW: Report results to DDOE using the 2013 District Benchmark Reporting Template, and download an Updated Step-by-Step Reporting Guide
The Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008 established that all private buildings over 50,000 gross square feet within the District of Columbia, including multifamily residences, must annually measure and disclose their energy and water consumption to the District Department of the Environment (DDOE). The final regulations were published in January 2013 and the first reporting deadline was April 1, 2013.
Beginning with the second year of reported data, the DDOE will publish summary results for each building on its website. The standard software for benchmarking and reporting is the U.S. EPA’s free, industry-standard ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager tool. The Act also requires that the energy and water use of all District government buildings over 10,000 gross square feet also be benchmarked and disclosed.
Are You Covered?
How to Collect Data
Not sure where to begin with benchmarking?
Here are some resources to get you started.
Benchmarking for Tenants
Regulations and Forms
- View and download energy and water performance data for hundreds of public and private buildings in the District.
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