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Quick Reference: Upcoming ESG Reporting and Energy Benchmarking Deadlines

Almost there! We are getting closer to the end of ESG reporting season 2021.

With major ESG reporting deadlines on the horizon through July, we know that this time of year can involve burning the midnight oil. Many ESG reporting deadlines also happily coincide 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 2021. 

Many of these deadlines stay consistent from year to year, so keep this list on hand as a quick reference to revisit in 2022 and beyond. 

ESG Frameworks / Standards:

ESG Framework / Standard Where to Submit? 2021 Due Date*
1. Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Include in financial disclosures (i.e. 10-K, Annual Report) Include in relevant annual financial disclosures
2. Task Force for Climate Related Disclosure (TCFD) Include in financial disclosures (i.e. 10-K, Annual Report) Include in relevant annual financial disclosures
3. UNPRI Online UNPRI Portal Assessment Due April 29, 2021
4. S&P’s Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Online DJSI Portal June 3, 2021
5. Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Online GRESB Portal July 1, 2021
6. The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Online CDP Portal July 28, 2021

State / Local Energy Benchmarking:

Jurisdiction Where to Submit? Local Guidance & Resources 2021 Due Date*
1. District of Columbia Energy Star Portfolio Manager Am I Required to Benchmark | DOEE

Covered Building List for 2021 Reporting | DOEE
April 1, 2021
2. New York, NY Energy Star Portfolio Manager Benchmark Compliance Instructions May 1, 2021
3. Boston, MA Energy Star Portfolio Manager City of Boston Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance May 15, 2021
4. Chicago, IL Energy Star Portfolio Manager Chicago Energy Benchmarking Homepage

Covered Buildings List
June 1, 2021
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
Subsequent benchmarking due June 1, 2021
6. Seattle, WA Energy Star Portfolio Manager Benchmarking Instructions - Environment | seattle.gov July 1, 2021