The Clean Energy Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018 (the CEDC Act) represents one of the country’s most aggressive and impactful clean energy actions to-date and establishes the District of Columbia as a global leader in the fight against climate change. The Act codifies several key initiatives identified in the Clean Energy D.C. Plan —the District’s detailed energy and climate action plan to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2032. This presentation will provide a background on the Clean Energy D.C. Plan and the District’s climate action goals, and then dive into Title III of the CEDC Act, which establishes first-of-its-kind Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) for existing buildings. Additionally, the discussion will summarize the legal framework and provide a status update on implementation and enforcement of the BEPS program.
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Sponsored by: Legislative and Regulatory Committee of the D.C. Bar Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Community; D.C. Bar Administrative Law and Agency Practice Community Related Communities of Interest: District of Columbia Bar D.C. Affairs Community; D.C. Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Community Speakers:
Katie Bergfeld, LEED AP BD+C, PMP, Chief, Building Performance & Enforcement Branch, Data & Benchmarking Division, D.C. Department of Energy & Environment
Tonya M. Butler-Truesdale, Esq., District of Columbia Government Department of Housing and Community Development (Moderator)