This page contains all regulations and guidance documents pertaining to the District benchmarking program. On January 18, 2013, DOEE published a final rulemaking in the DC Register. The rulemaking is accompanied by a set of guidance documents, accessible below. These provide additional technical details that are needed for full compliance with the District’s benchmarking requirements, and instructions for any adjustments being made to the program.
This set of guidance documents also include several optional forms for requesting tenant information that building owners and managers may find useful. DOEE updates these guidance documents on a regular basis; guidance documents were last updated on February 11, 2019.
The 2018 Data Collection Worksheet guidance document (also attached below) contains guidance to building owners or their agents on the data that needs to be collected in order to benchmark buildings using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool.