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From heaters to air conditioning units, from stove tops to light fixtures, our buildings perform many energy-intensive tasks for us. Building energy use accounts for over 20% of Seattle’s greenhouse gas emissions. We need your help to choose the most important building energy-related actions to take in the next three years.

Review the Building Energy recommendations below.

Share your comments on this portion of the report at the bottom of this page.

Vote for the top actions the City should take in the next three years related to Building Energy.

If you have specific questions, contact climateactionplan@seattle.gov

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Comments

Comment from Kate Neville
Time February 11, 2013 at 12:11 pm

I do not support mandatory energy benchmarking for small, multi-family buildings. I spent HOURS trying to comply with this regulation last year and I was so relieved when they made it optional. Small buildings do not have property management companies, or professional staff with the know-how to do this!! This leaves it to the hapless residents to spend their free time/work time trying to navigate EPA’s insanely complicated Web site! Please have mercy on the average citizen and do not mandate benchmarking. Thank you.