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Energy Benchmarking

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Report results to DDOE using the 2013 District Benchmark Reporting Template, and download an Updated Step-by-Step Reporting Guide. For buildings that have requested utility data and not received it, DDOE will accept interim partial submissions for 2013 reporting. More information.

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.

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.

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