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Does My Building Meet the BEPS?

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To find out if your building meets the Building Energy Performance Standard (BEPS), follow the steps below to navigate DOEE’s publicly accessible database, called the Building Energy Performance disclosure (“the disclosure”). The disclosure contains all buildings covered by the BEPS Program, whether or not they meet the BEPS, and what their estimated performance requirements will be for BEPS Period 1.

Quick Links:

  1. Find it on the map
    - Search by address
    - Move around the map
  2. Download
    - Filtering by Owner Name
    - Filtering by address, Portfolio Manager Property ID (PMPROPERTYID), or DC Real Property ID (aka SSL):

There are multiple ways to find your building’s evaluation data:

1. Find it on the map (default, best if looking for one or a small number of buildings):

a. When you click on the disclosure link, a new page will open that has a map with small dots on it. To find your building(s), use the navigation controls in the lower right corner of the map. The magnifying glass can be used to search by building address, or you can move around the map by clicking and dragging the map.

i. Search by address: If you select the magnifying glass, a text box will open up next to where you clicked and you will be able to type in your building address. Don’t worry about typing in your entire building address, because as you type results will start to appear. Keep typing your address until you see your building listed, then hover over your building in the list and click it.
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ii.Move around the map: In the lower right corner of the map, the plus sign zooms in and the minus sign zooms out, or you can use your computer’s mouse scrolling wheel to zoom in or out. Zoom in and click and drag the map to find your building’s dot. Once you find the dot representing your building, click on it to see more information.
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b. Once you select your building, a new dialogue box will open. In the dialogue box, scroll down to find BEPS program-related information. Here you will see three important rows that will tell you whether or not you meet the BEPS and what that evaluation means. They are “BEPS”, “Property_BEPS_Metric”, and “MEETS_BEPS”.

i. “BEPS”: shows the performance Standard your building was evaluated against
ii. “Property_BEPS_Metric”: shows your building’s performance
iii. “MEETS_BEPS”: shows whether your building meets or does not meet its BEPS
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c. In the “MEETS_BEPS” row, one of four statuses will be listed:

i. Meets BEPS: The building has no regulatory requirements this BEPS Period and will be re-evaluated against the new BEPS in 6 years.
ii. Does Not Meet BEPS: The building does not meet the BEPS; to avoid fines and penalties the building owner/manager must select a Compliance Pathway through the Online BEPS Portal by April 1, 2023, and complete the requirements of the approved Compliance Pathway by December 31, 2026.
iii. Missing Report: DOEE did not receive a CY 2019 benchmarking report for this building. The owner/manager must submit a CY 2019 benchmarking report for it unless the building was exempt from reporting, in which case the owner/manager must submit a variance request for DOEE to use CY 2018 data for evaluation against BEPS. Buildings with missing reports are regulated the same as “Does Not Meet BEPS”.
iv. Under Review: DOEE is in the process of evaluating this building against BEPS.

2. Download the data in a spreadsheet (best for pulling multiple buildings performance evaluation or for analyzing the data):

a. If your organization owns or manages a large portfolio of buildings, it may be easiest to download the disclosure dat To find your buildings(s), start by filtering the dataset according to your portfolio.
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i. Filtering by Owner Name: If all your properties are owned by the same entity according to District tax records you can filter by the owner of record to get all properties at once. On the “Filters” tab scroll down and click the check box next to “OWNEROFRECORD”. From there you can type in the search bar for your company’s name. Don’t worry about typing in your entire company’s name, because as you type results will start to appear. Keep typing your companies name until you see your company listed, then hover over your building in the list and click it. This will add this company to the filter list.
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ii. If your buildings are owned by multiple companies you can continue typing in company names and adding to the filter list as necessary.
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iii. Filtering by address, Portfolio Manager Property ID (PMPROPERTYID), or DC Real Property ID (aka SSL):[HA(1] If you have the individual address/PMPROPERTYID, or SSL for each building in your portfolio (which you can easily get from your Portfolio Manager Account) you can enter then individually as filters to get your portfolio.
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b. Once you have applied the necessary filters you can export the filtered dataset as a single spreadsheet. (1) Click on the cloud download button to open the download tab. (2) Then click “Toggle Filters” and (3) then under CSV click “Download”.
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