This dataset is used by the Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) as a disclosure of public and private building energy performance under the Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) Program.The BEPS Program was created by Title III of the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Act of 2018. The BEPS is a minimum threshold of energy performance that will be no lower than the local median ENERGY STAR score by property type (or equivalent metric). The standards were created to drive energy performance in existing buildings to help meet the energy and climate goals of the Sustainable DC plan — to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption by 50% by 2032. DOEE established the first set of Standards on January 1, 2021. Standards will then be set every 6 years, creating BEPS Periods (BEPS Period 1, BEPS Period 2, etc.). The 2021 Building Energy Performance Standards and a Guide to the 2021 BEPS are available for viewing on DOEE's website. To improve transparency and help building owners understand how their building performs relative to the BEPS, DOEE is publishing this BEPS Disclosure that compares a building's benchmarking data with the BEPS and provides an estimate of the building's distance from the standard and estimated performance requirement.Please note that this dataset is based on information currently available to DOEE using calendar year 2019 benchmarking data provided by the building owner. Some buildings are still being evaluated and therefore have been designated as "Under Review" in this dataset. Building owners that believe their 2019 calendar year data is incorrect should contact the Benchmarking Help Center (email@example.com). Additionally, buildings that meet certain criteria may request a variance from the standards by submitting a variance request form on the DOEE website.