Performance Pathway

Deadlines and requirements you should know about

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BEPS

The Performance Pathway is one of the three Principal Compliance Pathways. This Pathway is available for all Property Types. It requires a Site EUI reduction of 20% over the course of a Compliance Cycle.

It gives building owners the flexibility to determine for themselves how to meet the energy performance requirements. Building owners following this Pathway can implement energy efficiency measures of their choosing to reduce energy consumption in the building.

Successful compliance under the Performance Pathway is met by demonstrating a 20% reduction in site energy use from the beginning of a Compliance Cycle (established through the baseline years) to the end of the Compliance Cycle (measured through the evaluation years).

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 2022

Take Action

January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2025

 

During the Performance Period, reduce your building’s Site EUI by 20% based on its baseline Site EUI, which is an average of its CY2018 and CY2019 Site EUI.

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

Deadline to submit the Pathway Selection Form to DOEE for approval by telling them you’ve selected the Performance Pathway.

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 its minimum requirement of a 20% Site EUI reduction.

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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