The District of Columbia’s (DC) Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) went into effect on January 1, 2021. Two and a half years into BEPS implementation, we better understand BEPS regulations, approaches to comply with BEPS, and the long-term challenges that BEPS presents to the market. BEPS pushes DC building owners into new territory and challenges their consultants and contractors to come up with effective energy-saving solutions.
For buildings that did not meet BEPS in 2019, the end of the first BEPS cycle (BEPS 1) in December 2026 is fast approaching and the time to act is now. However, this does not mean that existing building owners will get a break after that because the performance standards will be reset at the beginning of 2027. In addition, building performance standard policies are spreading across the country. Consequently, even if your DC building met BEPS 1 or if your building is not located in DC, you need to be aware of the policy and what it means for your building in the future.
In this free webinar, Baumann Consulting’s Scott Emery gives an overview of BEPS, shares insights into how it is being implemented, and talks about how building performance standards are influencing building operations and renovation plans.
In this concise introduction to BEPS, Baumann’s Scott Emery will:
- Explain what BEPS is
- Provide updates on BEPS regulations and how they are being implemented
- Cover potential policy changes that could lead to more direct regulation of building GHG emissions
- Highlight how jurisdictions other than DC are implementing building performance standards
- Provide examples of strategies that building owners are pursuing to meet BEPS
- Share ideas as to how buildings can reduce their energy use and reduce or eliminate the risk of financial penalties
- Outline how to plan for long-term building operations and development in the age of BEPS