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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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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Event Takeaways: What Will It Take? Constructing Carbon-Free Buildings

Recorded Nov. 16, 2021 Click here to view the other panels from this series. Print version of the content below…

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Event Takeaways: Where DC’s Building Codes Meets BEPS

Recorded November 9, 2021 Speakers Theresa Backhus, Associate Director of Outreach and Engagement, Building Innovation Hub Linda Toth, Associate, Energy…

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Opportunities and Risks for BEPS

This resource explores how the District’s Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS), which regulate energy use in existing buildings, will affect

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An Overview of the BEPS Guidebook

A plain-speak overview of the BEPS Compliance Guidebook.


DC Benchmarking Regulations

Learn what the Benchmarking requirements in DC are and the process for doing it.


BEPS Standards and Compliance Rules Finalized

The District Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) published the Final Building Energy Performance Standards compliance regulations on November 5,…

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Building Innovation Hub Joins UN International Centre of Excellence on High-Performance Buildings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Institute for Market Transformation Alexandra Laney,, (202) 525-2883 x301 WASHINGTON, DC (November 3, 2021)—The Building Innovation…

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Request the High-Road Contracting Toolkit

These documents lay out elements of best practices for building owners to design their own high-road contracting standards and sample

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Transforming DC’s Buildings: A Conversation with Industry Leaders

The Hub is dedicated to changing the way we think about buildings in the District, and one of the best…

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Predictive Energy Modeling

Get the Basics on Predictive Building Energy Modeling in DC

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