The following compliance forms and handouts have been updated and are now available on the Seattle Energy Code website and at DPD:
- Handout on New and Replacement Heating Equipment: Single-Family Residential Requirements in the 2009 Energy Code: Provides an overview of key requirements for (1) minimum heating equipment efficiency, (2) heating equipment sizing, (3) duct testing for air leakage, (4) permanent Energy Code certificate, and (5) other associated components.
- Heating Equipment Sizing Form (Single-Family and Multifamily Residential): Provides a simple form for calculating loads to size heating equipment. This form is tailored to the Seattle winter design temperature of 24 F (the 46 degree temperature difference used equals 70 F inside minus 24 F outside).
- Single-Family Residential Target UA Form: Provides an alternate compliance option for projects which do not comply with the prescriptive requirements.
- Single-Family Residential Lighting Form: Provides a calculation of what percentage of the luminaires (light fixtures) are high-efficacy.
- Single-Family Residential Certificate for Posting Energy Code Information at Building Site: Provides a blank master for Energy Code information to be posted at the building site.
- Building Envelop Forms (Target UA/SHGCA/VTA, etc.): Seattle version of Washington State form that provides an alternate compliance option for projects which do not comply with the prescriptive requirements.
- Mechanical Form (Equipment schedule, etc.): Seattle version of Washington State form.
- Lighting Forms (Interior & Exterior Lighting Power Allowance, etc.): Seattle version of Washington State form that provides method to document compliance.
The following Client Assistance Memos (CAM) have been updated and are now available on the Seattle Energy Code website and at DPD:
- CAM 303, Applicant Responsibilities and Plan Requirements for Single-Family and Two-Unit Dwellings: Provides updated information on glazing and opaque door information needed on drawings; revisions to Figure 4 Structural Section and Figure 7 Sample Glazing and Opaque Door Schedule.
- CAM 303A, Common Seattle Residential Code Requirements for Single-Family and Two-Unit Dwellings: Provides updated information on glazing and opaque door information needed on drawings; adds mention of new building air leakage testing requirements and additional single-family residential energy efficiency requirements; includes current versions of Tables 5-1, 6-1, and 9-1.
- CAM 322, Spray-Applied Foam Insulation: Includes discussion of new exception allowing unvented rafter spaces for qualifying insulation materials and construction assemblies.
- CAM 403, NFRC Fenestration U-factors, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC), and Visible Transmittance (VT): Provides updated information on fenestration and opaque door information needed on drawings; includes discussion of new NFRC Component Modeling Approach (CMA) and the NFRC CMA Label Certificate.
- DR 11-2011, Alternate Means of Compliance to Energy Code Requirements for On-Site Renewable Energy Systems, took effect on 14 July 2011. Consequently, all building permit applications submitted on 14 July 2011 or later must comply with Chapter 16 of the 2009 Seattle Energy Code.
DPD will schedule general public training sessions after the updated materials are available. In the meanwhile, the following presentations have been given:
- 14 December 2010: Master Builders of Snohomish and King Counties, "2009 Seattle and Washington State Energy Codes".
- 15 December 2010: Electric League of the Pacific Northwest, "2009 Seattle Energy Code: Lighting and Metering".
- 10 February 2011: Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), Puget Sound Chapter, "2009 Seattle and Washington State Energy Codes".
- 28 February 2011: Seattle Energy Design Roundtable (SEDR), "2009 Seattle Energy Code: Using the RS-29 Annual Energy Compliance Option".
- 2 March 2011: American Institute of Architects (AIA), Seattle Chapter, Small Office Roundtable, "2009 Seattle and Washington State Energy Codes".
- DPD suspended enforcement of Chapter 12 for residential spaces effective 12 July 2011.
- After a briefing and discussion with DPD staff, Mayor Mike McGinn directed DPD to continue enforcement of Chapter 12 of the Seattle Energy Code for new nonresidential construction projects, and to suspend enforcement of its provisions for construction projects in existing buildings until further notice.
(For more information and background, please see SEC Chapter 12 Decision Memo 8-12-2011.pdf .)
- to achieve the energy savings specified in Resolution 30280,
- to incorporate addenda for the 2010 version of ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1,
- to incorporate ASHRAE/USGBC/IESNA Standard 189.1, and
- to improve implementation of existing amendments.
- 8 February 2010: envelope (13, 10, 11) & on-site renewable energy systems (16)
- 9 February 2010: lighting (15, 11) & metering (12)
- 11 February 2010: mechanical (14)
- 16 February 2010: envelope (13, 10, 11) & on-site renewable energy systems (16)
- 18 February 2010: mechanical (14)
- 22 February 2010: building envelope air leakage
- 23 February 2010: lighting (15, 11) & metering (12)
- 25 February 2010: RS-29 & initial wrap-up (includes building envelope, mechanical, lighting, metering, and on-site renewable energy)
- 1 March 2010: original written comment deadline
- 2 March 2010: review of initial written comments
- 29 March 2010: revised deadline for written comments
- 15 April 2010: overview of revised draft & lighting (15, 11)
- 19 April 2010: envelope (13, 10, 11, 2), mechanical (14), on-site renewable energy systems (16) & metering (12)
- 27 April 2010: RS-29, Appendix A/B, & carryover
- 27 April 2010: written comment deadline for revised draft
- 28 April 2010: review of written comments on revised draft
- 6 May 2010: CCAB review and discussion of staff recommendations and of written public comments on staff recommendations, two major issues identified,
CCAB members make recommendations for a number of minor changes
(City staff prepare revised draft responding to comments on minor issues)
- 20 May 2010: CCAB recommends two modifications to the staff recommendations for two major issues and then votes unanimous endorsement
(City staff accept recommended modifications, with some editorial changes)
- 21 June 2010: review of proposal for draft amendments to 2006 SEC
- 5 July 2010: written comment deadline for proposal for draft amendments to 2006 SEC
- 6 July 2010: review of written comments on proposal for draft amendments to 2006 SEC.
- 15 July 2010: CCAB review and discussion of staff recommendations and of written public comments on staff recommendations, CCAB recommends one minor change
CCAB supports moving ahead with an updated Seattle Energy Code with amendments to the 2009 WSEC (as opposed to further amendments to the 2006 Code)
CCAB then votes unanimous endorsement of the revised staff recommendations for the 2009 Seattle Energy Code
(City staff accept editorial change)
In addition, presentations were made to professional organizations:
- 11 February 2010 – AACE Seattle (Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering)
- 17 February 2010 – AIA Seattle Chapter (American Institute of Architects)
- 22 February 2010 – NAIOP (National Association of Office and Industrial Parks)
- 22 April 2010 – Seattle Chamber of Commerce
- 26 April 2010 – ASHRAE Puget Sound Chapter (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers)
- 17 June 2010 – Electric League of the Pacific Northwest
- 17 June 2010 – Seattle Building Envelope Enclosure Council
November 2, 2011