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White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Brenda Mallory Visits Seattle to Talk Buildings and Climate

The buildings we live and work in are responsible for more than 1/3rd of Seattle’s climate pollution, primarily due to the on-site burning of fossil fuels such as fracked gas and oil for heating, hot water and appliances. OSE’s Buildings & Energy team works to develop and implement policies and programs… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Proposes $1.7 Million in 2022 Budget to Fund Oil-to-Electric Heat Pump Conversions for Low-and-Middle-Income Households

Investment supports efforts to reduce pollution to meet climate goals, prevent soil and groundwater contamination, and improve air quality In her 2022 budget address, Mayor Durkan announced $1.7 million to support residents in converting from dirty and expensive heating oil to clean electric heat pumps, including funds to provide no-cost heat pumps for approximately… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Building Emissions are Rising – Here’s What the Data Tells Us

Seattle’s buildings are responsible for more than one-third of the city’s core greenhouse gas emissions – and rising. According to the most recent greenhouse gas inventory, climate-polluting emissions in buildings increased 8% between 2016 and 2018, driven by burning fossil fuels like fracked gas and oil for heat, hot water,… [ Keep reading ]

Green Worker Spotlight: Moving Toward a More Just and Healthy City

The COVID-19 pandemic has made worse many existing inequities across our communities. As we work to build Seattle back better, we have an opportunity to build a more just, healthy, and beautiful city. Under a Green New Deal framework, we are working to eliminate our city’s climate pollution by 2030,… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Signs Legislation Making Seattle’s Building Energy Code One of Strongest on Climate in the Nation

Updates to energy code would require all new commercial and large multifamily buildings to use clean electricity for space and water heating and maximize building efficiency and on site renewables On Monday, February 8, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed into law new updates to Seattle’s building energy code, which will eliminate fossil fuels for most space and water heating, increase energy efficiency, and improve access to onsite… [ Keep reading ]

2019 Building Performance Data Published

The City of Seattle recently published 2019 building energy performance data for Seattle’s largest commercial and multifamily properties. The data is available to view in Seattle’s Open Data Portal along with 2015 – 2018 building performance data. All five years of data can be downloaded and include energy performance metrics… [ Keep reading ]

Large Buildings Achieve High Compliance with Building Tune-Ups Requirement

After more than two years of the new Building Tune-Ups policy, the largest buildings have achieved over 97% compliance. Congratulations! The first two ‘cohorts’ of buildings – Cohort 1 (200,000+ SF) and Cohort 2 (100,000-199,999 SF) – have completed 330 tune-ups to date, reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the city… [ Keep reading ]

Benchmarking Enforcement Action Delayed for Non-Compliant Buildings

In response to the ongoing pandemic, owners will have until 1/1/2021 before enforcement action is pursued. At that time, owners that remain non-compliant with SMC 22.920 will be subject to 2nd quarter fines based on building size. See the Energy Benchmarking enforcement page for more information.  If you need help complying or… [ Keep reading ]

Check Your Compliance Status for 2019 Reporting

The online compliance portal for Energy Benchmarking is now available to check compliance for 2019 benchmarking reports. Once you have completed the Annual Update Checklist, you can check your building’s compliance status at the Seattle Energy Benchmarking Compliance Portal. To check your status, you will need your Seattle OSE Building ID or… [ Keep reading ]

2019 Energy Benchmark Reports Due July 1

The City of Seattle has extended the annual deadline forbenchmarking and reporting of 2019 data to July 1st, 2020.Building owners of nonresidential and multifamily buildings 20,000SF or larger are encouraged to use the additional time to reviewtheir Portfolio Manager accounts, update space use details toaccurately reflect recent building uses, and… [ Keep reading ]