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Energy Benchmarking & Reporting Update

A new proposal extends the reporting deadline for non-residential & multifamily buildings 20,000 to 49,999 SF to April 1, 2013 and makes reporting voluntary for buildings less than 20,000 SF. Multifamily buildings 50,000 SF or greater are still due on October 1, 2012. Learn more on our website.

Appliance Rebates from City Light

Seattle residents can cash in on one of the rebates being offered by Seattle City Light for new, energy efficient appliances, including refrigerators, clothes washers, ductless heat pumps and more. City Light has also worked with a number of retailers (pdf) to offer discounts on compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs)…. [ Keep reading ]

Reducing the Climate Impacts of the City’s Work

The Office of Sustainability & Environment is in the process of updating Seattle’s community-wide Climate Action Plan (CAP). The goal of the plan is ambitious: to be carbon neutral (defined as zero net emissions) by 2050. The CAP will lay out a suite of integrated strategies in the building energy,… [ Keep reading ]

Apartments and Condo owners – FREE Lightbulbs and Showerheads

Seattle City Light’s Powerful Neighborhoods program now offers free efficient bulbs, showerheads, and faucet aerators to owners or managers of residential buildings with five or more units. In addition, installation of all the bulbs at your property is also provided at no cost. The Powerful Neighborhoods program provides: Free efficient… [ Keep reading ]

Community Power Works for Home – Testimonials from Happy Customers

Ever wondered what it’s like to have your home assessed for its energy use and learn ways you might be able to save energy and money on your utility bills while having a more comfortable, healthy home? Then check out some great profiles of Community Power Works for Home customers –… [ Keep reading ]

Green Building in Seattle Going Strong

Sustainable building projects continue to thrive in Seattle. Through 2011, the number of projects completed include: 179 LEED Certified Buildings in Seattle (30 Certified, 55 Silver, 86 Gold and 8 Platinum) 2,251 Built Green Residential projects (1,269 New Single Family, 96 Remodels and 881 Multi-Family) representing a total of 5,866… [ Keep reading ]

Philadelphia Joins Seattle and Other Cities with Benchmarking Requirements

Philadelphia, PA recently joined the growing number of places (including Seattle) with benchmarking requirements. It requires energy benchmarking and disclosure for all commercial buildings larger than 50,000 square feet, set to take effect June 1, 2013. Read the IMT Press Release to learn more about Philadelphia’s new law.  Seattle’s benchmarking… [ Keep reading ]

The Greenest Building: Quantifying the Value of Building Reuse

Please attend a free presentation on April 20th on the recently released report from the Preservation Green Lab, “The Greenest Building, ”a life-cycle analysis conducted by the Preservation Green Lab of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Green Building Services and Cascadia Green Building Council. The presentation is open to anyone… [ Keep reading ]

Call for Community Climate Action Projects!

WHAT WE ARE SEEKING Seattle residents are passionate, committed and creative when to comes to making Seattle—and the world—better places. As individuals and as a community, Seattleites have helped our community become a national and international leader in sustainability. And, we know the community has more great ideas about… [ Keep reading ]

Climate Action Plan Brownbag Series Starts Dec. 14

Futurewise is partnering with the Seattle Office of Sustainability and the Environment and Seattle Councilmember Mike O’Brien to host four brownbag discussions to explore the possibilities of a low-carbon future in Seattle.    The first discussion, Building a Strong, Healthy Economy for Real Results, is Wednesday, December, 14, from noon to… [ Keep reading ]