Are you Ready? DC Benchmarking Reporting Due Soon!

Are you ready? DC’s reporting requirement is just around the corner!

The Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008 (CAEA) requires that owners of all large private buildings (over 50,000 gross square feet) annually benchmark their energy and water efficiency and report the results to the DC Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) for public disclosure. The District government also must annually benchmark and disclose the energy and water efficiency of District government buildings over 10,000 gross square feet. Benchmarking is done using the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) free, industry-standard online tool, ENERGY STAR ® Portfolio Manager.  Final regulations were published in January 2013.

The annual reporting deadline is April 1st of each year. Beginning with the second year of reported data, DOEE will publish summary results for each building on its website. You can download these results on our Disclosure page.

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