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Tune-Up Accelerator Program Recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) recently recognized the winners of the 2019 Leadership in Energy Efficiency Awards. These awards recognize individuals and teams for their outstanding collaboration, innovative solutions and significant contributions to advancing energy efficiency in the Northwest. A panel of Northwest energy and utility leaders selected the… [ Keep reading ]

2018 Building Energy Performance Data Available

Seattle’s Energy Benchmarking Ordinance directs the City to annually share building-specific data with the public beginning with 2015 data. Building data is now available online for 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Find additional information on data transparency and summary data tables here.  Explore the 2015-2018 data on our data visualization site here. 

Seattle Public Schools is a stellar student when it comes to energy efficiency

Building Tune-Ups in 35 school buildings earned $185,646 in rebates for Seattle Public Schools While they may not realize anything is different, many students at Seattle Public Schools are now attending classes in buildings that are more energy-efficient and will save the school district money on its energy bills going… [ Keep reading ]

Helping Residents Ditch Dirty Oil

Mayor Durkan recently introduced legislation aimed at accelerating Seattle’s conversion of Seattle’s homes that burn oil for heat to cleaner electric heating. This legislation is a key tool to help us reduce our climate impacts. Oil is one of the most expensive and polluting forms of home heating the urgency… [ Keep reading ]

WA Ranked 3rd Nationwide for LEED Buildings — Seattle’s Fire Station 22 Featured as a Notable Project

Earlier this year, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the top 10 states in the nation for LEED Green Buildings in 2018, and Washington state took the 3rd spot – the highest in its history – behind Illinois (1st) and Massachusetts. States were ranked based on the square footage of… [ Keep reading ]

Nearly 70% of Seattle’s Largest Buildings on Track To Be Compliant with New Building Tune-Ups Requirement

Congratulations to the first cohort of buildings (200,000K+ SF) that have complied with the new Building Tune-Ups regulation by the March 1st deadline. Seattle’s Building Tune-Up program requires buildings to optimize energy and water performance by identifying low- or no-cost actions related to building operations and maintenance, that generate 10-15%… [ Keep reading ]

2017 Building Performance Profiles Published

The City of Seattle has published customized building performance profiles based on reported 2017 annual benchmarking data. Reports are available via our online mapping tool, and include details on energy use per square foot, ENERGY STAR scores, total consumption, greenhouse emissions, and more. With three years of comprehensive energy consumption… [ Keep reading ]

Energy Benchmarking Deadline Extended to July 1st

The benchmarking reporting deadline has been extended from April 1 to July 1, 2019 for submitting 2018 data. Nonresidential and multifamily buildings 20,000 SF+ must update Portfolio Manager accounts with accurate space use details and consumption data for 2018. All buildings subject to the annual requirement must be able to… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Benchmarked Buildings Reduce Emissions Nearly 5%

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY & ENVIRONMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact:              Sara Wysocki, Office of Sustainability & Environment,   Seattle’s Benchmarked Buildings Reduce Emissions Nearly 5% City’s largest buildings are using less energy and reducing climate pollution   SEATTLE (Sept. 26,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle announces multiple wins in building energy efficiency

New website to track building energy use, energy efficiency improvements in City buildings, and new ENERGY STAR ranking Today the City of Seattle announced three notable achievements that underscore the City’s progress and commitment to reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in Seattle’s largest buildings. Buildings account for 33%… [ Keep reading ]