Custom Alternative Compliance Pathway (ACP) Option

Deadlines and requirements you should know about

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BEPS

DOEE will consider alternative approaches to improving energy efficiency that might not be possible under the current compliance structure. To this end, building owners may propose a custom ACP option. The Custom ACP option is available to all property types.

DOEE will consider Custom ACP option proposals that address the following core criteria:

  • meet the goals of the BEPS Program of reducing energy demand in the District’s building stock to further the District’s energy and carbon goals
  • addresses an existing barrier(s) in the building industry that makes it difficult to comply through the Principal Pathways,
  • maintains or improves equity in the built environment for DC residents and building occupants,
  • prioritizes energy efficiency and expects to achieve energy savings comparable to or greater than the Principal Pathways,
  • is thorough, complete, and technically achievable, and
  • is measurable and verifiable by DOEE.

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.

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 a Custom ACP option proposal.

April 1 2023

Action, Evaluation, and Reporting

Follow the requirements of your ACP agreement.

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

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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