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 Extended Deep Energy Retrofits (EDER) ACP Option was designed for building owners who want to achieve deeper energy savings but want more time to do it. In exchange for additional time, owners must save more energy over the course of several compliance cycles. To qualify for this pathway, buildings must be categorized as one of the following: 1) affordable housing buildings (referred to as “Affordable Multifamily Housing”), 2) rent-controlled buildings seeking to avoid a Capital Improvement (CI) petition for the purpose of meeting the energy performance requirements of a Compliance Cycle, 3) College/University/Hospital campuses (referred to as “Campuses”), or 4) for Cycle 1, buildings that are under financial distress due to the COVID-19 PHE.
Important deadlines and requirements
Major BEPS Cycle Milestone
Deadline or Deliverable