Washington D.C. Benchmarking Law – Clean And Affordable Energy Act (CAEA)
In Washington D.C, all privately-owned commercial and multifamily buildings 50,000 sq.ft. and over are required by law to report energy and water consumption (Washington D.C. Benchmarking Law).
Washington D.C. Benchmarking Law requires all reports submitted by April 1st of a given reporting year, via the Energy Star Portfolio Manager software, to the Department of Energy. Once processed, reports are made public on the District of Columbia Open Data Portal.
Failure to comply may result in non-compliance fees of $100 per day for each day that the report is late.
As Portfolio Manager experts, Green EconoME can connect with Pepco, D.C. Water, and Washington Gas to collect all electric, water, and gas data necessary to submit a complete and accurate report.
Don’t see your building on the list but you think it might need to comply? Find out if you’re exempt.