Building Exemption/Waiver Application for Montgomery County Benchmarking Law
 
Waiver requests must be filed by May 1st of the deadline year. One property per form. One form per benchmarking year. In order to be considered, you must upload documentation that supports your claim in the area below. 

Contact Information

This is a unique code assigned to your building's address. You can find your building ID using the Building ID Search. Enter the full ID exactly as it appears. Eight-digit IDs must be entered with the leading zero, e.g., 01234567.

Exemption / Waiver Details

This is a request for a:
Exemptions apply to:
1. A building for which more than 10% of the total gross floor area is used for:
- Public assembly in a building without walls; or,
- Industrial uses where the majority of energy is consumed for manufacturing, the generation of electric power or district thermal energy to be consumed offsite, or for other process loads; or,
- Transportation, communications, or utility infrastructure.
 
Waivers apply to a building that:
1. Is in financial distress; or,
2. On average, had physical occupancy of less than 50% throughout the calendar year for which benchmarking is required; or,
3. Is newly constructed and has received its certificate of use and occupancy during calendar year for which benchmarking is required.
 
Please use the the text box below to provide details about your request, if needed.
This is a request for a:
Exemptions apply to:
1. A building that can document that it is a single building less than 25,000 gross square feet.
- For benchmarking purposes, a "building" is any single structure utilized or intended for supporting or sheltering any occupancy, except if a single structure contains two or more individually metered units operating independently that have stand-alone heating, cooling, hot water, and other mechanical systems, and no shared interior common areas. Your building may be exempt if it contains individually owned or leased spaces where:
            - each space is less than 25,000 gross square feet, and 
            - each space does not share and is not connected by any interior space (even hallways), and 
            - each space has its own energy systems (like HVAC and hot water heating) and there are no shared energy systems                          between spaces, and
            - each space has separate utility meters for all utilities.
 
2. A building for which more than 50% of the total gross floor area is used for:
- Public assembly in a building without walls; or, 
- Industrial uses where the majority of energy is consumed for manufacturing, the generation of electric power or district thermal energy to be consumed offsite, or for other process loads; or,
- Transportation, communications, or utility infrastructure.
 
Waivers apply to a building that:
1. Is in financial distress; or,
2. On average, less than one full-time-equivalent employee occupied the building during the calendar year being reported; or,
3. Is newly constructed and has received its certificate of use and occupancy during calendar year for which benchmarking is required; or,
4. Was demolished or received its demolition permit during the calendar year for which benchmarking is required.
 
Please use the the text box below to provide details about your request, if needed.
Type of Exemption Requested:
More than 10% of the total property square footage is used for one of the following (please select the largest exemption use type applicable for your building): *
Type of Exemption Requested: *
Type of Waiver Requested: *
Type of Waiver Requested: *

Supporting Documents

Please save supporting documents in the following format:
CY2022_MDIB_DoorNumber_StreetName
 
Example:
CY2022_526786_1350_RockvillePk
Supporting Doc File Type *
Supporting Doc File Type *



If you have any questions or need any further assistance, please contact us at energy@montgomerycountymd.gov or 240-777-7707.
You may also find the answers to your questions by visiting our website at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/green/energy/benchmarking.html.

Submission

I affirm I am the owner or the owner’s representative of the building covered by the Montgomery County Benchmarking Law. I affirm that I have not falsified, concealed, or covered up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact related to the request for exemption/waiver from the Benchmarking Law. *
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