There are several situations where an adjustment to a building’s baseline years or Site EUI may be necessary. DOEE will only agree to adjustments that are in response to a permanent change to a building. Temporary and short-term changes (less than five years) that impact energy performance will not be considered for a baseline adjustment.
The Adjusted Baseline ACP Option is for buildings that propose a baseline adjustment for Cycle 1 that DOEE agrees to. Compliance with this ACP option will be demonstrated by completing the energy performance and reporting/verification requirements of the performance-based Pathway selected for the baseline adjustment. The building must be on a Pathway that uses baseline year(s) energy use to define its energy performance requirements.
There are two types of baseline adjustments:
- Baseline year shift. A building may use different calendar year(s) as its baseline for the energy performance requirements. This type of baseline adjustment is designed to address situations that occurred before the Cycle begins.
- Baseline Site EUI modification. A building may request a modification to the baseline site EUI based on a measured or estimated energy consumption that is incurred for activities during the Cycle. This type of baseline adjustment is designed to address situations that occurred after the Cycle begins.
Important deadlines and requirements
Major BEPS Cycle Milestone
Deadline or Deliverable