The Prescriptive Pathway is one of the three Principal Compliance Pathways. This Pathway is available for all Property Types. It is an action-based compliance method that includes reporting milestones and implementing one or more recommended energy efficiency measures (EEMs) designed to achieve energy savings (a minimum Site EUI reduction of 20%) comparable to the Performance Pathway. Compliance under the Prescriptive Pathway is met by successfully completing specific actions and meeting reporting/verification requirements.
This Pathway is designed to help building owners mitigate risk for a Compliance Cycle—so long as they successfully implement the specific approved EEMs and meet all reporting/verification requirements, the building will comply, regardless of its measured energy performance. Because the Prescriptive Pathway is action-based and does not rely on a performance evaluation at the end of the Cycle, the selection of evaluation year(s) does not apply to this Pathway.
Important deadlines and requirements
Major BEPS Cycle Milestone
Deadline or Deliverable