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Your Guide to Building Energy Benchmarking

Updated: Aug 20, 2019

What You Need to Know in the DC/MD/VA Area


Sources: Department of Environmental Protection, DC Dept of Energy & Environment, American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy, Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency®, and Empower Maryland


If you own a private non-residential building in the DC metro area, you've likely heard the phrase "energy benchmarking" come up in conversation.


Whether it's been mentioned surrounding topics like new state laws you have to face, Energy Star ratings and scores you must meet, or fines you may be susceptible to, we are here to break down the legal language, reporting information, and local utility incentives surrounding energy benchmarking for you.


Don't know where to start? Here's your guide:


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1. Energy Benchmarking Explained:


What is Benchmarking?

Benchmarking compares a building’s annual energy consumption against a nationwide set of peer buildings using a standard metric, such as site-level consumption (i.e. electricity in kilowatt-hours (kWh), natural gas in