Benchmarking 101: Overview for CBE Green

Learn more about DC's building energy benchmarking & how it creates opportunities for CBEs.




01/11/2022 01/11/2022







Hosted By

DC Department Of Small & Local Business Development


Tuesday, January 11, 2022 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST



Washington, DC, is leading the way on energy efficiency and sustainability. That creates more opportunities for CBEs to get involved! The Department Of Small & Local Business Development (DSLBD) is excited to host the Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE) in this first of two sessions to provide baseline information about DC’s energy goals and efforts.

Benchmarking means tracking a building’s energy and water use to compare its performance against past performance and to its peers nationwide. These comparisons have been shown to drive energy efficiency upgrades and increase occupancy rates and property values. Benchmarking requirements were originally signed into law through the Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008 (CAEA). The Clean Energy DC Omnibus Act of 2018 expanded the benchmarking requirements to cover smaller buildings and added data verification requirements. This presentation will cover the basics of benchmarking as well as these new and upcoming changes to the regulatory requirements.

This is the first of a two part series. You can register for BEPS 101 to learn more about the Building Energy Performance Standards on January 18th at 11 am. Questions about this session or about CBE Green? Reach out to



JoAnna Saunders

Program Analyst, Building Performance and Enforcement Branch

Department of Energy & Environment

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