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Montgomery County Energy Benchmarking Compliance

Are you a property owner or manager in Montgomery County? Stay informed about the significant regulatory change in 2024—the Benchmarking and Performance Standards Law. If you’ve received the “Energy Benchmarking Compliance Required” letter for your building, you’re in the right place.

Navigating the complexities of Montgomery County’s Benchmarking and Performance Standards Law can be daunting, but worry not—we’re here to handle this for you and ensure compliance before the June 3rd, 2024 deadline.


Take advantage of incentives offered by the Montgomery County Green Bank (MCGB) to support your benchmarking and verification expenses. Partnering with a Technical Assistance Verified Provider like Honeydew Energy Advisors makes you eligible for a $1,500 incentive for both benchmarking and verification services in the initial compliance year. Learn how to claim the $1,500 towards your energy benchmarking expenses.

Why choose us?

  • Energy Star Partner
  • Montgomery County Green Bank Technical Assistance Verified Provider
  • Currently benchmarking hundreds of buildings in DC and Montgomery County
  • Close collaboration with Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) staff
  • Proven track record of submitting energy benchmarking and verification reports to the City/County ahead of deadlines
  • Competitive energy benchmarking fees


Contact us to request a quote and learn more about claiming the $1,500 incentive for your energy benchmarking and verification expenses.

Montgomery County Benchmarking Requirements

Energy Benchmarking is the reporting of energy and water data to the city, county, or state government. The purpose is to give them a tool for diagnosing inefficient buildings. This will allow them to better tailor local policies to improve building performance like Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS). This is a critical step in creating a clean energy economy.

Under Montgomery County’s Benchmarking and Performance Standards Law, Montgomery County Code Sections 18A-38A to 18A-43B, residential and non-residential buildings that are 25,000 gross square feet and greater must benchmark and report building profile and energy data to the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) each year using Energy Star Portfolio Manager (ESPM). The Benchmarking and Performance Standards Law requires every building subject to benchmarking to benchmark, verify and report calendar year 2023 energy use data (2022-2023 data for buildings 250,000 sq ft or greater) to DEP by Monday, June 3, 2024. 

It’s important to check Montgomery County’s Covered Building List to verify if your building falls within the specified group. Buildings over 25,000 Sq. Ft that are not listed are still obligated to submit reports to the DEP.

The penalty for non-compliance in Montgomery County is $500 per day for initial offense and $750 per day for repeat offenses, from the deadline up until the energy benchmarking report is submitted to DEP.


Work with Us!

If you are a property manager, owner, or association board member who could use a hand with benchmarking requirements, Honeydew Energy Advisors is here to help by offering assistance with clear, competitive fees. Our experienced team has a great working relationship with top DEP staff and can manage all necessary reporting and communication with the DEP, and guide you through each stage of the process.


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