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Maryland BEPS

Maryland Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) were established to achieve energy and climate goals by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption over time for large commercial, multifamily residential buildings and other buildings 35,000 square feet or larger in the state.

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Understanding BEPS

BEPS is a standard for all covered buildings in the state. The standard is designed to drive down overall energy usage as well as reduce direct, onsite, greenhouse gas emissions creating by combusting fossil fuels.


The first step of Maryland BEPS is to report a building’s 2024 energy consumption and other details through Energy Star Portfolio Manager starting in 2025.


Buildings that meet the standards set will not have to take action. Buildings that do not meet the standard will have to take actions toward achieving compliance over a five (5) year compliance period . Maryland Energy Advisors is here to help.


NOVEMBER 15, 2023 

During this webinar, presenters, David Borchardt, PE, Maryland Energy Advisors, Chris Pendley, Steven Winter Associates, and Michael Powell, Gordon Feinblatt LLC provided an overview of state requirements and economy-wide targets, where we have been and where we are going next.

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Buildings that Qualify

Most buildings above 35,000 square feet - including large commercial sites, multifamily residential dwellings and state-owned properties - will be required to participate and submit data including property type, gross floor area, hours of operation, occupancy details, meter data and details surrounding non-utility provided fuels.

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Performance Standards Resources

Maryland’s Building energy performance standard aims to reduce net direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20% by January 1, 2030, compared with 2025 levels for average buildings of similar construction, and reduce n​et-zero direct GHG emissions to 0 by January 1, 2040.


Reduce N​et-zero direct GHG emissions to 0 by January 1, 2040.


Buildings are required to submit Benchmarking data via the Energy Star portfolio manager starting in 2024.

How MD Energy Advisors Helps

From understanding requirements and selecting the right compliance approach, to obtaining financing for and implementing your project, Maryland Energy Advisors can help.

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