Every building is different and there are many approaches that can successfully increase energy efficiency and improve overall building performance. The resources in this section allow all commercial real estate practitioners to find tools they need to advance their work.

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How We Can Transform Buildings to Better Serve People and Communities

Theresa Backhus is Associate Director of Outreach and Engagement for the Building Innovation Hub in Washington, DC, a project of…

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BEPS Compliance Pathway Timelines

Compliance pathway deadlines you should know about for DC's Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS).

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BEPS Compliance Pathway Wizard

Answer a few simple questions to understand your BEPS compliance pathway options.

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Matching DC building owners and property managers to small-, minority-owned, women-owned and disadvantaged businesses in DC that specialize in energy

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Energy Audit Scopes of Work

To support you as you navigate Building Energy Performance Standards compliance, the Hub has created two sample Energy Audit scopes

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Understanding BEPS

A suite of tools to help you understand DC's Building Energy Performance Standards.


Request a BEPS Presentation

Request a BEPS presentation for your office or team.

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DPR: On the front lines of better buildings

The Hub loves getting to know our members. We recently chatted with Camilo Garcia, Washington DC-Baltimore Business Unit Leader and…

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Ask the Experts

The Hub’s new Ask the Expert series aims to answer all of your questions on high-performance buildings. If you have…

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What Will It Take Series Takeaways

Fernando Arias Theresa Backhus             By Fernando Arias, Director of Sustainability, Clark Construction Group and Theresa…

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Event Takeaways: Opportunities and Risks for BEPS

How can architects and engineers manage the risks, while simultaneously positioning themselves for the opportunities, of the District’s Building Energy…

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Sustainability and Historic Preservation: Options and Opportunities in DC

Carter G. Woodson Historic Site Composition, Courtesy of Ted Eytan on Flickr   By Andrew Aurbach, Member, DC Historic Preservation…

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