Energy Efficiency Checklist

Increasing a building's energy performance is a continuous process of improving both building operations and systems. The first step to understand your building's performance is to measure your energy and water performance by benchmarking through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. After benchmarking, the process of improving energy efficiency will be a bit different in each building, depending on current energy and water management practices and the age and efficiency of building systems.

Explore opportunities to save energy and invest in your building staff by checking out our Energy Efficiency Checklist.


Learn How to Comply with the City of St. Louis’s Building Energy Awareness Ordinance and the Building Energy Performance Standard Ordinance.

The City of St. Louis, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, BOMA St. Louis, Downtown STL, Inc and IFMA St. Louis Chapter are co-hosting three opportunities to learn how to comply. The events below are free to all, but space is limited. Registration is required.

2018 Benchmarking Training Events

Custom Alternative Compliance Plan pathway

Custom Alternative Compliance Path (CACP) path gives properties that are unable to hit their BEPS Target due to unusual circumstances the opportunity to customize a path that upholds the spirit of BEPS. Unlike the Paths 1-3, properties must apply to pursue a CACP and not all will be deemed eligible . Because pursuing a CACP is somewhat arduous and will take several months (not counting the implementation time), interested properties should plan ahead and take early action.

  • Custom Alternative Compliance Pathway (CACP) Energy Audit Template

    Saturday, August 31, 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Custom Alternative Compliance Pathway Energy Audit Template

    Custom Alternative Compliance Path (CACP) Energy Audit Template Instructions


    The main requirement for building owners pursuing CACP is to conduct an Energy Audit by ASHRAE Standard 211-2018 Level 2 or Retro-commissioning. 

    Mandatory The Energy Audit Template feature of the web-based Building Energy Asset Score is required to collect, store, and report building energy audit data. After entering building audit data into the tool, users may generate a PDF audit report that lists the data entered and calculated tables and charts outlining the building energy use by energy type and end use, and the cost and payback of energy saving opportunities. The audit data will also be available to download in CSV or XML file formats by the user. When the report is submitted to the OBP, OBP staff will also be able to download these reports and any attachments.

    View the CACP Energy Audit Template instructions for additional information and guidance on data entry and submitting a report.

  • Are You on Track? Check Your Building's 2022 Performance and BEPS target

    Sunday, September 01, 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM


    Are You on Track? Check Your Building's 2022 Performance and BEPS target

    Is your building on track to comply with Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS), or not? Find out in the link for Excel file below. 

    Search your building address (Column A) and if your building is on track to comply (Column L).

    Click here to download Excel file

Forms & Documents

For public access. 

  • Appeal Request Form

    Friday, August 30, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Appeals.  If you do not agree with the Building Commissioner's decision about meeting Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS), you can appeal to the Building Energy Improvement Board. Request fillable Appeal form by contacting our office at, put Appeal Form request in subject. 

BEPS events and seminars

More about BEPS compliance.

Report for previous years

Links to report previous years.

  • Report 2022 benchmarking

    Friday, August 30, 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM



    If you need to report benchmarking for Calendar Year 2022 (CY2022), click the link below. 

    Click here to report 2022 benchmarking

Energy Star Portfolio Manager Resources

EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool helps you measure and track the energy use, water use, waste and materials, and greenhouse gas emissions of your buildings, all in a secure online environment. Follow this link for information on how-to guides, videos and learning how to use Portfolio Manager to comply with St. Louis’s energy benchmarking ordinance:

Missouri Gateway Green Building Council

Have questions about green building or benchmarking? Want to get up to speed on green operations & maintenance? Missouri Gateway Green Building Council offers educational and networking opportunities year-round, including Green Professional Building Skills (GPRO) - Operations & Maintenance Essentials.

Contact Missouri Gateway Green Building Council at

Ameren Missouri Trade Ally network

Find contractors on Ameren’s Biz Savers website to help your business or building take advantage of energy efficiency measures today.

Missouri Division of Energy

Check out incentives and financing opportunities for your business or building offered through the state of Missouri.

Set the PACE STL

Set the PACE St. Louis is an innovative program that uses PACE financing to help homeowners and commercial, industrial and multi-family property owners access affordable, long-term financing for smart energy upgrades to their buildings.

City of St. Louis Sustainability

Learn about St. Louis’s sustainability efforts, resources and initiatives. You can also learn about the City’s Sustainability Plan.

Building Energy Exchange St. Louis

Building Energy Exchange St. Louis (BE-Ex STL) was borne out of a desire to help building owners comply with BEPS and to serve as a regional resource to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Better Buildings Financing Navigator

The Navigator is an online tool that helps public and private sector organizations find financing solutions for energy efficiency projects, developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Initiative. The Navigator is designed for anyone who wants to access financing for energy efficiency projects or learn more about the marketplace in general, including building owners, facility and energy managers, sustainability directors, executives, contractors, consultants, brokers, researchers, and other decision-makers.

Note that the Navigator covers non-residential energy efficiency projects only.