District of Columbia BEPS Working Group Sessions

District of Columbia BEPS Working Group Sessions


The Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) were set forth in Title III of the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Act of 2018. The Act states that, starting in 2021, owners of buildings over 50,000 square feet that are below a specific energy performance threshold will be required to improve their energy efficiency over the next 5 years. Projects below the performance threshold will be able to choose between a performance pathway, which requires that they document a 20% reduction in energy usage over the 5 year compliance period, or a prescriptive list of required energy efficiency measures.

Join the Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) as we begin conversations to develop the District of Columbia Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) program. Join us at your choice of four (4) Working Group Sessions on the following topics:

Session 1: Financial Resources/Incentives – June 25 (4-6 pm)

  • Join DOEE, DCSEU, DC Green Bank and DC PACE to learn about existing programs, followed by open discussion to share your ideas on what financial incentives and offerings are necessary to assist building owners with meeting BEPS requirements.

Session 2: Program Structure and Implementation – July 16 (4-6 pm)

  • Join the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) as we continue the conversation around the Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) through our second working group session. This session will be focused on the program structure and implementation of the Building Energy Performance Standard.

Session 3: Technical Assistance and Training – August 6 (4-6 pm)

  • Join the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) as we continue the conversation around the Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) through our third working group session. This session will be focused on technical assistance and training necessary for building owners to comply with the Building Energy Performance Standard.

Session 4: Energy Efficiency Strategies – September 17 (4-6 pm)

  • Join the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) as we continue the conversation around the Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) through our fourth working group session. This session will be focused on proven energy efficiency strategies for building owners to comply with BEPS.

Have additional questions? Email us at info.beps@dc.gov.


The District’s Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) is a key component towards the vision for a Sustainable DC: In just one generation – 20 years – the District will be the healthiest, greenest, most livable city for all residents. Get more information by visiting us on the web: doee.dc.gov/service/beps.