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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 ]

Building Performance Data Now Online

This week, Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) released 2015 building energy performance data for over 3,300 properties reporting data through Seattle’s Energy Benchmarking program. Overall, the data is showing an increase in building energy efficiency and drop in energy consumption. As Seattle aims to lead the nation in… [ Keep reading ]

Request for Proposals – Energy Benchmarking Data Analysis

The City of Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) is requesting proposals from qualified consultants to conduct analysis on building energy performance data as collected per the energy benchmarking and reporting requirement for commercial and multifamily buildings 20,000 square feet and greater. The cost for consulting services is estimated… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle in Top 15 Cities for ENERGY STAR Buildings

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 2014 rankings today for the top cities with ENERGY STAR-rated buildings. Seattle moved up the list from #17 in 2013 to #14 with a total of 127 buildings saving an estimated $23.6 million in energy costs (check out the map of the buildings with… [ Keep reading ]

Big Energy Savings at Horizon House

Horizon House retirement community has made great strides in its efforts to lower its impact on the environment. The Conservation Committee works to find ways to save energy and other resources. Several years ago, one of the residents active on the committee asked her grandson Corey Weathers, a Principal at Catalyst 2030, to… [ Keep reading ]

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.