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Compliance Checklist and Program Overview:
Download an informational flyer with a compliance checklist, from DDOE and the DC SEU.
Frequently Asked Questions
DDOE has prepared an extensive set of answers to Frequently Asked Questions document.
Contact the DC SEU Benchmarking Help Center
The DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DC SEU) has created a Benchmarking Help Center to provide technical assistance to help you comply with the District’s benchmarking regulations. The center is available to guide building owners and property managers through benchmarking in ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager, answer general questions about the regulation, and assist with data collection.
The Help Center is operating as a call-back and email service through October 1. Submit your questions and get answers in a timely manner.
Have questions on enforcement? Contact DDOE at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attend a Training Event
The DC SEU offers regular in-person trainings in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Please check the DC SEU Events page or contact the Help Center for more information on when these trainings will be held. Visit the DC SEU website for the most up-to-date information on scheduled trainings.
The U.S. EPA offers regular online webinars on ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Commencing on July 15, EPA will offer a special series of trainings in how to use the all new Portfolio Manager. View the list of upcoming webinars, and register to attend.
Contact EPA ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Technical Support
Having an unexplained technical error with Portfolio Manager? EPA is working rapidly and effectively to resolve all outstanding issues with Portfolio Manager. Help them out by submitting help tickets when you run across an unexpected error.
- EPA Portfolio Manager FAQs
- Known Bugs in the new Portfolio Manager
- Submit a help ticket for technical support to EPA
Download Key Documents
Visit the Final Benchmarking Rulemaking document page for all key documents including the regulation, the data collection worksheets, data request and release forms, and frequently asked questions.
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 DDOE nor the DC SEU endorse any service provider or verify their qualifications. Download the list of service providers.
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