Multifamily Property ENERGY STAR Workshop

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Ave
55th Floor, Room 5536

Curious about the new multifamily ENERGY STAR®, but not sure what to do or how you can benefit? The City of Seattle offers this free workshop for participants that have previously benchmarked their multifamily properties. This hands-on session will teach you how to update your account’s use details to take advantage of the new ENERGY STAR® 1-100 score that is now available to multifamily buildings of 20 units or more. Participants will also learn tips to develop energy use reports and verify compliance for all properties using a customized Excel template. Please bring your Portfolio Manager username and password.

Details and Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/multifamily-property-energy-star-workshop-12172014-tickets-14333376515

For questions, contact the Help Desk at energybenchmarking@seattle.gov or (206) 727-8484.

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 ENERGY STAR Rating in (and around) Seattle). The ranking confirms Seattle’s commitment to providing building owners and managers with the technical guidance, best practices, and training they need to make their buildings more energy efficient, save money, and reduce carbon emissions.

Map of the buildings with Energy Star Rating in (and around) Seattle.

With Seattle’s commercial and multi-family buildings conducting annual energy benchmarking and identifying energy-saving strategies, we expect more buildings to pursue ENERGY STAR certification.

More than 23,000 buildings across America earned EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification by the end of last year. These buildings saved more than $3.1 billion on utility bills and prevented greenhouse gas emissions equal to the annual electricity use from 2.2 million homes.