Exemption Request

Properties wishing to claim an exemption from the Energy and Water Use Benchmarking Ordinance in Des Moines must fill out the following form and attach supporting evidence to demonstrate a property's eligibility for exemption. Exemption request forms must be completed prior to May 1st of succeeding the calendar year (for 2020 data year exemption, file before May 1, 2021).

The eligibility criteria for exemption is listed below in the form. You can also download the exemption criteria.

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The deadline for Benchmarking program reporting has been extended to July 1st of each succeeding calendar year. Exemption deadlines are extended to May 1st for each succeeding year. This change is effective for the 2020 data reporting cycle and all future reporting cycles. If you have questions, email sustainability@dmgov.org