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Video Training

For first time benchmarkers:

EPA’s Benchmarking Resources:
The U.S. EPA offers regular online webinars (live and pre-recorded) on ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, including trainings on the basics of using Portfolio Manager, improving the energy efficiency of your buildings, and how to apply for ENERGY STAR Certification. DOEE recommends all first-time benchmarkers, or benchmarkers wanting a refresher, watch the Portfolio Manager 101 training. View the list of upcoming webinars, and register to attend.

DOEE’s Benchmarking 101:
For a DOEE specific benchmarking 101, watch this recorded webinar:
(Presentation attached below)

For first time reporters:
If you are not already enrolled in Automatic Annual Reporting, watch this recorded webinar that walks through the enrollment process step-by-step.
(Presentation attached below)

For multi-tenant building owners/managers:
If you own or manage a multi-tenant building, watch this recorded webinar from DOEE, Pepco, and Washington Gas to learn how to benchmark a multi-tenant building and request aggregated utility data.
(Presentation attached below)

For buildings impacted by COVID-19:
If you own or manage a commercial building in the District and saw significant changes in operation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, watch this webinar on the importance of updating property use details and a step-by-step Portfolio Manager tutorial.
(Presentation attached below)

Contact EPA ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Technical Support

Contact the Benchmarking Help Center

DOEE offers a Benchmarking Help Center, which provides technical support and assistance with using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and complying with District regulations. The Help Center is open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Email: [email protected]

Energy Benchmarking Checklist and Program Overview:

Download our informational flyer, which includes a compliance checklist, from DOEE and the DC SEU.

Prefer to Hire a Professional?

The DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DC SEU) maintains a directory of businesses that operate in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and can benchmark buildings and help owners use the energy data to inform energy and money saving upgrades.  Neither DOEE nor the DC SEU endorse any service provider or verify their qualifications. Download the list of service providers.