Mayor Bowser and Department of General Services released the Energy Management Plan (EMP) for District government-owned buildings that will dramatically cut energy use in more than 25.7 million square feet of real estate.
The data-driven roadmap, developed by the Department of General Services’ (DGS) Sustainability and Energy Management Division, outlines in detail how DGS, in collaboration with its client agencies, will aggressively cut energy use of more than 25.7 million square feet of District government buildings, while improving local air quality, resilience and comfort, within these public buildings. The EMP serves as a powerful and robust blueprint for cities, states, and the private sector on how to bring their building portfolios into compliance with building performance standards that are being increasingly adopted across the United States.
The EMP follows Mayor Bowser’s 2019 signing of the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018, which established the DC Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) that require building owners to meet energy reduction targets by actively improving the energy performance of their buildings over time. BEPS regulations are overseen by the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE).