DC BEPS – A Panel Discussion on Existing Building Performance

05 June 2023  ·  6:00 PM–8:00 PM EST
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Monday, June 05, 2023  ·  6:00 PM–8:00 PM EST

Hosted By



Additional Panelists:

Theresa Backhus Director of Building Innovation Hub Institute for Market Transformation
Cristine Gibney Energy Program Analyst Department of Energy & Environment
Roger Chang Principal Buro Happold


AIA|DC’s Building Enclosure Council (BEC-DC) is pleased to host a panel discussion on DC’s Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS), which require minimum thresholds for energy performance for existing buildings throughout the District. With the DC BEPS now into its first Cycle, this panel will aim to educate local design professionals, property managers, and building owners on lessons learned to date from Cycle 1. The panel will discuss both detailed elements specific of DC’s BEPS program, as well as the growth of Building Performance Standards happening in jurisdictions across the country. Throughout the discussion, the panel will focus on successes and challenges related to building enclosure performance as a means to support compliance with BEPS requirements. The panel consists of perspectives from the policy side, DC’s Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) side, and design professionals, all instrumental in the implementation and delivery of these Standards.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the requirements of DC’s Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS).
  • Now into the first cycle, learn some of the successes and challenges that DC buildings have faced relating to DC’s BEPS requirements.
  • Hear how Building Performance Standards (BPS) are being adopted across the country, including the various compliance metrics being utilized, the types and size of buildings required to comply, and the jurisdictions adopting them.
  • Understand how the building enclosure fits into the BEPS requirements and how building professionals can improve building enclosure performance to support BEPS compliance.


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Members: $15
Non-members: $25
Students: Free