Standard Target Pathway

Deadlines and requirements you should know about

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BEPS

The Standard Target Pathway is one of the three Principal Compliance Pathways. It requires that a building meet or exceed the Standard for its Property Type during course of a Compliance Cycle and demonstrate it during the Evaluation Year.

This Pathway is only available for select buildings in a “high-performing property type group.” A high-performing property type includes those property types where the Standards are at least as energy efficient as the national median. The national median is an ENERGY STAR Score of 50, or for property types that cannot receive a Score, the national median Source EUI.

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.

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

 

Increase your building’s ENERGY STAR Score during the Performance Period to be equal to or higher than the Standard for your Property Type. If your building cannot receive an ENERGY STAR Score, reduce your building’s Source EUI to be equal to or lower 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

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