BEPS: Overview For CBE Green

Learn more about DC's BEPS & how they create opportunities for CBEs.




01/18/2022 01/18/2022







Hosted By

DC Department Of Small & Local Business Development


Tuesday, January 18, 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 second of two sessions to provide baseline information about DC’s energy goals and efforts.

Now that you are familiar with the District’s energy Benchmarking requirements from watching the January 11th session, join us to learn how that data informs the new Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS). The BEPS were set forth in Title III of the  Clean Energy DC Omnibus Act of 2018 . The BEPS is a minimum threshold of energy performance that will be no lower than the local median  ENERGY STAR  score by property type (or equivalent metric). The standards were created to drive energy performance in existing buildings to help meet the energy and climate goals of the Sustainable DC plan — to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption by 50% by 2032. This presentation will cover the basics of the BEPS and what they mean for the regulated building community.

This is the second of a two part series. You can register for Benchmarking 101 happening on January 11th at 11 am. If you missed that session (for a recording of the presentation), or if you have questions about CBE Green, each out to



JoAnna Saunders

Program Analyst, Building Performance and Enforcement Branch

Department of Energy & Environment

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