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 / StandardWhere to Submit?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
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. UNPRIOnline UNPRI PortalNext Reporting Cycle in 2023
4. S&P’s Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)Online DJSI PortalGroup A:
Companies invited for DJSI
June 30, 2022

Group B:
Companies invited for S&P ESG Indices
July 28, 2022
5. Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB)Online GRESB PortalJuly 1, 2022
6. The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)Online CDP PortalJuly 28, 2022
*While these are the submission dates for 2022, the dates often remain the same each year. Check the linked websites for more information.

Top 6 State & Local Energy Benchmarking Deadlines:

State/Local Jurisdiction Where to Submit?Local Guidance & Resources2022 Due Date*
1. District of ColumbiaENERGY STAR Portfolio ManagerAm I Required to Benchmark | DOEE April 1, 2022
2. New York, NYENERGY STAR Portfolio ManagerBenchmark Compliance InstructionsMay 1, 2022
3. Boston, MAENERGY STAR Portfolio ManagerCity of Boston Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure OrdinanceMay 15, 2022
4. Chicago, ILENERGY STAR Portfolio ManagerChicago Energy Benchmarking Homepage

Covered Buildings List
June 1, 2022
5. Los Angeles, CAENERGY STAR Portfolio ManagerDeadlines & Penalties l LA Energy and Water Efficiency Resource Center For first-time reporters, due dates vary by building square feet.
6. Seattle, WAENERGY STAR Portfolio ManagerBenchmarking Instructions – Environment | seattle.gov July 1, 2022
*While these are the submission dates for 2022, the dates often remain the same each year. Check the linked websites for more information.