March Publication Updates

Tips 

UPDATED

  • Tip 331B, Hazard Trees, was updated with the new tree fee.

 

Director’s Rules

DRAFT

  • DDR 9-2018, Clarification and corrections to energy modeling procedures of the 2015 Seattle Energy Code, provides guidance for integrating “high performance heating” provisions and for modeling HVAC systems for multifamily dwelling units. Written comments on the proposed adoption may be submitted through April 9, 2018 to: Director, SCI_DRulesComments@seattle.gov, Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000, P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, Washington  98124-4019.

 

FINAL

November Publication Updates

Tips

UPDATED

 

Director’s Rules

DRAFT

 

FINAL

  • DR 20-2017, Green Building Standard, describes green building standard requirements, how to document an owner’s commitment to meet those standards, and how to demonstrate compliance with those standards.

 

RESCINDED

  • DR 3-2014, Updates to State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Review Thresholds for Infill Residential and Mixed-Use Development in Urban Centers and Certain Urban Villages, will be rescinded. To comment on the rescission, contact Gordon Clowers at gordon.clowers@seattle.govor (206) 684-8375 by December 4, 2017.

October Publication Updates

Tips 

UPDATED

 

Director’s Rules

DRAFT

Comment on a Draft Director’s Rule about Green Building Standards

We’d like your feedback on Draft Director’s Rule 20-2017, Green Building Standard. It’s available for review and comment through September 22, 2017.

The purpose of this Director’s Rule is to:

  • Establish the requirements for development to meet the green building standard, including a substantially equivalent or superior standard where applicable
  • Establish the requirements for documenting an owner’s commitment that a proposed development will meet a green building standard
  • Establish the requirements for demonstrating compliance with a commitment that the development will meet a green building standard

Our “green building standard” is a standard adopted by the Director of our Department, that is equivalent or superior to standards accepted in the building industry for high-level development strategies and practices. These standards apply to a range of structure types, they help save resources, and they promote renewable, clean energy.

The previous rule, 12-2016, is being revised to clarify language about the energy goal and how that relates to the Seattle Energy Code. The new text will clarify that any project using the green building standard must be designed to use 15% less energy than allowed by the Seattle Energy Code.   

June Publication Updates

Tips

UPDATED

 

Director’s Rules

FINAL