Adjusted Baseline Alternative Compliance Pathway (ACP) Option

Deadlines and requirements you should know about

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BEPS

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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

Timeline Key

Major BEPS Cycle Milestone

Phase

Deadline or Deliverable

January 1 2021

BEPS 1 Begins

DOEE established the first set of BEPS on January 1, 2021, thus beginning the BEPS 1 Compliance Cycle.

January 1 2021

Take Action

January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2025

 

Follow the requirements during the Performance Period set forth in your chosen Principal Pathway.

April 1 2022

Benchmarking Report Due

A completed District Benchmarking Benchmark Results and Compliance Report is due for buildings ≥25,000 sq. ft. for calendar year 2021.

April 1 2023

Submit Pathway Selection and ACP proposal

Deadline to submit the Pathway Selection Form to DOEE for approval by telling them which Pathway you’ve selected. Include an ACP proposal that describes the baseline adjustment with supporting documentation.

April 1 2023

Benchmarking Report Due

A completed District Benchmark Results and Compliance Benchmarking Report is due for buildings ≥25,000 sq. ft. for calendar year 2022.

April 1 2024

Evaluation and Reporting

Deadline varies. 

 

Follow the requirements of your ACP agreement, which will mirror that of your chosen selected Principal Pathway.

April 1 2024

Third-Party Verified Benchmarking Report Due

A completed, third-party verified District Benchmark Results and Compliance Benchmarking Report is due for buildings ≥25,000 sq. ft. for calendar year 2023.

April 1 2025

Benchmarking Report Due

A completed District Benchmark Results and Compliance Benchmarking Report is due for buildings ≥10,000 sq. ft. for calendar year 2024.

April 1 2026

Benchmarking Report Due

A completed District Benchmark Results and Compliance Benchmarking Report is due for buildings ≥10,000 sq. ft. for calendar year 2025.

December 31 2026

Compliance Cycle 1 Ends

This is the end of the BEPS 1 Compliance Cycle.

April 1 2027

Third-Party Verified Benchmarking Report Due

A completed, third-party verified District Benchmark Results and Compliance Benchmarking Report is due for buildings ≥10,000 sq. ft. for calendar year 2026.

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