New Construction or Change of Property Type Alternative Compliance Pathway (ACP) Option

Deadlines and requirements you should know about

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BEPS

These Pathways were designed for

  1. Buildings issued a New Building Core and Shell Certificate of Occupancy from DCRA before the beginning of the BEPS Period (2019-2020) and did not submit a 2019 District Benchmark Report
  2. Buildings mid-Compliance Cycle that undergo a renovation resulting in a change of property type and receive its Use Change Certificate of Occupancy from DCRA before the end of the evaluation year(s). (Buildings that change property types may also be eligible for a delay of compliance per Chapter 5.)

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

 

Increase or maintain your building’s ENERGY STAR Score during the Performance Period to be equal to or higher than the Standard for your Property Type.

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 or Pathway Change Application

(Deadline can vary)

 

Deadline to submit the Pathway Selection Form or Pathway Change Application to DOEE for approval by telling them which Pathway you’ve selected.

 

Note: This is due one year after the building receives its certificate of occupancy.

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.

January 1 2026

Evaluation Year

January 1, 2026 – December 31, 2026

 

During this time, your building’s energy performance will be evaluated through benchmarking to confirm that it meets the Standard for your Property Type.

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

Completed Actions Report Due

Deadline to submit a Completed Actions Report that includes a short survey of the energy efficiency measures the building owner implemented to meet the energy performance requirements.

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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