District of Columbia

SEP Funds Support Energy Benchmarking of 461 District of Columbia Government Buildings

Government buildings benchmarked

Schools completed energy retrofits

690,968 kWh
Projected annual energy savings for all 8 schools


In the District of Columbia, the Energy Office used SEP funds to perform energy benchmarking of 461 district government buildings over a two year period. The benchmarking of energy use in libraries, schools, police stations, administrative offices and other public buildings identified many opportunities to improve energy performance and save the city money.  These audits have resulted in SEP-funded energy retrofits projects in buildings and other infrastructure that were in need of energy efficiency improvements.  One of the largest buildings owned and operated by the DC government, the 19-year old, 11-story government center located at One Judiciary Square was the first to undergo energy upgrades as a result of the energy audits.  The building has 875,000 square feet and houses 20 District government agencies.  The Energy Office also supported major energy efficiency retrofits of seven elementary schools and one middle school in the District.  The projected annual energy savings for all eight schools is 690,968 kilowatt-hours.

Contact Information for the District of Columbia Energy Office