Energy Benchmarking in DC: Deadline Extended!
The last 48 hours in Washington DC have been interesting to say the least. Due to the government shutdown, thousands of federal employees have been furloughed, the Smithsonian has shut it's doors, and DC's monuments are closed to visitors. Personally, we're most heartbroken that the National Zoo's panda cams have been shut off. The shutdown has negatively affected a vast number of Americans, but it may have bought a little time for a subset of procrastinating DC building owners who haven't reported their building's energy and water efficiency results to the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) in DC. The deadline was originally set for October 1st, 2013, but that has since been changed. Considering the EPA's ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager has been temporarily forced offline, the DDOE has extended the October 1st deadline for non-compliant buildings to a date seven days after Portfolio Manager comes back online. More information can be found here.
In preparation, we suggest all you building owners brush up on DC benchmarking regulations with this infographic put out by Grindflow Management. Please note that this graphic was created prior to the shutdown announcement and the deadline is no longer October 1st!