Webinar Series: Climate Solutions Now Act – Building Energy Performance Standard

Join us on November 15 at 9:00AM for the next presentation in NAIOP Maryland’s Climate Change and Solutions Webinar Series.

The Climate Solutions Now Act (Senate Bill 528) is about to impact the commercial real estate sector in several, major ways. To successfully prepare for those changes, NAIOP Maryland members need to quickly develop a deep understanding of SB528.

During this webinar, our presenters, David Borchardt, PE, Maryland Energy Advisors, Chris Pendley, Steven Winter Associates, and Michael Powell, Gordon Feinblatt LLC will provide an overview of state requirements and economy-wide targets, where we have been and where we are going next.

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When Maryland passed the Climate Solutions Now Act (Senate Bill 528 of 2021) it adopted some of the most aggressive climate goals of any state in the nation.  Every sector of the Maryland economy, including commercial real estate, will be affected in major ways.

Beginning next year commercial and multifamily buildings 35,000 square feet or larger will have to begin to track their direct greenhouse gas emissions and overall energy use as part of the state’s Building Energy Performance Standards. In 2025 these buildings must report the results to the Maryland Department of Environment and will be required to achieve progressively lower emissions and energy use targets between 2030 and 2040.

Understanding where the state is going and preparing to navigate this challenging and fast-changing regulatory environment will be essential learning for commercial real estate professionals.

This webinar will:

  1. Provide an understanding of Maryland’s climate goals, what economy-wide emissions reductions are required and what policies are being considered to achieve the state’s goals.
  2. Explain the requirements of Maryland’s Building Energy Performance Standard, how targets are set and key compliance deadlines, and;
  3. Prepare attendees for how to get the critical measuring and reporting of energy and emissions baselines done right from the start.


Association Partner: Maryland Society of Professional Engineers.

MDSPE Members, you can earn 1PDH credit by attending this webinar – please check the box that indicates MDSPE membership at registration. Additionally, as an MDSPE member, you receive the NAIOP-MD discounted member rate of $35.


The webinar link will be emailed to all registrants 48 hours before the event.

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