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The Top 6 ESG Reporting and Energy Benchmarking Deadlines in 2022

With major ESG reporting deadlines on the horizon through July, we know that this time of year is the unofficial beginning of reporting season for so many. Coincidentally, many ESG reporting deadlines align with local energy benchmarking deadlines. Fortunately, there is some overlap in the data you need to gather; ESG reporting and energy benchmarking compliance both require whole-building energy consumption data at the building and portfolio levels.

Learn more about how Aquicore makes it easy to collect the energy data needed to comply with both local benchmarking & ESG reporting requirements.

For those of us working across geographical boundaries, it can be hard to keep track of all of the relevant deadlines. With that in mind, we’ve compiled the top upcoming submission dates for ESG reporting and local energy benchmarking that you need to know in 2022. 

Many of these deadlines stay consistent from year to year, so keep this list on hand as a quick reference to revisit in 2023 and beyond. 

Top 6 ESG Frameworks & Standards:

ESG Framework / Standard Where to Submit? 2022 Due Date* 2022 Due Date*
1. Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Include in financial disclosures (i.e. 10-K, Annual Report) Include in relevant annual financial disclosures April 1, 2022
2. Task Force for Climate Related Disclosure (TCFD) Include in financial disclosures (i.e. 10-K, Annual Report) Include in relevant annual financial disclosures May 1, 2022
3. UNPRI Online UNPRI Portal Next Reporting Cycle in 2023 May 15, 2022
4. S&P’s Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Online DJSI Portal Group A:
Companies invited for DJSI
June 30, 2022

Group B:
Companies invited for S&P ESG Indices
July 28, 2022
June 1, 2022
5. Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Online GRESB Portal July 1, 2022 For first-time reporters, due dates vary by building square feet.
6. The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Online CDP Portal July 28, 2022 July 1, 2022

Top 6 State & Local Energy Benchmarking Deadlines:

State/Local Jurisdiction Where to Submit? Local Guidance & Resources 2022 Due Date*
1. District of Columbia ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Am I Required to Benchmark | DOEE April 1, 2022
2. New York, NY ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Benchmark Compliance Instructions May 1, 2022
3. Boston, MA ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager City of Boston Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance May 15, 2022
4. Chicago, IL ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Chicago Energy Benchmarking Homepage

Covered Buildings List
June 1, 2022
5. Los Angeles, CA ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Deadlines & Penalties l LA Energy and Water Efficiency Resource Center For first-time reporters, due dates vary by building square feet.
6. Seattle, WA ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Benchmarking Instructions - Environment | seattle.gov July 1, 2022