City of St. Louis - Building Energy Performance Standard

July 20, 2023


Building Energy Performance Standard

In May, 2020, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen passed Ordinance 71132 which established Building Energy Performance Standards for municipal, residential, institutional and commercial buildings over 50,000 sq. ft. Buildings are required to reduce energy consumption as measured by site Energy Use Intensity (EUI) normalized for weather and operating characteristics. Most
buildings will have to meet the standard by May 4, 2025.
Qualified affordable housing buildings and houses of worship will
have to meet the standard by May 4, 2027.

BEPS Compliance Pathways Fact Sheet

BEPS Fact Sheet

Approved BEPS Targets

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Missouri
Incentive Type: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
Energy Reduction Goal/Requirement: Buildings must reduce energy consumption to meet building energy performance standards.


Name: Ordinance 71132


Name: Contact Page
Organization: Saint Louis Sustainability Office
Address: 1200 Market Street, Room 200
St. Louis MO 63103

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.