The District of Columbia passed a law in 2018 that established a road map toward cutting the city’s carbon emissions in half by 2032. And because DC’s buildings account for 75 percent of its emissions, the Clean Energy law laid out a series of Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) to target energy efficiency. It sets a minimum threshold of energy performance that is no lower than the local median Energy Star score by property type. Those who don’t meet their scores must reduce their energy use or face steep fines.
The Perkins Eastman Sustainability team has created a guide to help building owners understand these complex new regulations, and stands ready to advise its clients on the best ways to comply.