The Alternative Compliance Pathway (ACP) allows for methods for compliance outside of the three Principal Pathways (Performance Pathway, Standard Target Pathway, or Prescriptive Pathway) that achieve the equivalent or greater energy savings than the Principal Pathways.
One of those options includes deep energy retrofits—for building owners that have targeted a higher energy savings goal than required under a Principal Pathway—who wish to have certainty around long-term compliance with BEPS.
The Accelerated Savings Recognition (ASR) ACP Option is designed for buildings owners who achieve deep energy retrofits in Cycle 1 that meet the long-term goals of the BEPS Program and hasten energy efficiency work to meet DC’s climate goals.
A building will follow the energy performance and reporting/verification requirements of its approved Principal Pathway for Cycle 1. If the Site EUI reductions at the end of Cycle 1 reaches the specified levels (36% for Cycle 2; 49% for Cycles 2 and 3; or 59% for Cycles 2, 3, and 4) the building is eligible to choose the ASR option ACP Option in future Cycles.
Important deadlines and requirements
Major BEPS Cycle Milestone
Deadline or Deliverable