The Building Energy Performance Standard (BEPS) was unanimously passed by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen and signed into law by Mayor Krewson in May 2020. With its passage, St. Louis became the 4th jurisdiction in the country and the 1st in the Midwest to mandate significant reductions in building energy use with this ambitious law.
Buildings will comply by meeting the standard set for their building type as measured in site energy use intensity (EUI) normalized for weather-and operating characteristics. Depending on each building’s baseline EUI, a range of steps may need to be taken from simply reporting performance data that shows the building is already in compliance, to investing in energy conservation measures to improve performance or systems changes.
The standards will be set and publicized by May 4, 2021.
Most buildings will have four years to meet the standard (May 4, 2025).
IFS is committed to energy efficiency and environmentally responsible business practices, both as a builder and as citizens of our community. We can help building owners attain BEPS compliance with the following services:
- Level 1 and Level 2 Energy Audits
- Design/Build Improvement Plan
- Dashboarding with EnergyPrint
- Project ROI Calculations
- Utility Incentive Assistance
- Building Retro-Commissioning
- Apply the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle
- Pursue ongoing improvement in our environmental performance