*** Work is underway on updating the Director's Rules. DR 11-2011 has been published (see below), so Chapter 16 took effect on 14 July 2011. Updated Director's Rules will be posted as they become available. ***
The Seattle Department of Planning and Development publishes Director's Rules to clarify the application of the Code. For energy-related DRs, the application and a summary are provided below. The DRs are listed in numerical order.
DR 11-2011 - Alternate Means of Compliance to Energy Code Requirements for On-Site Renewable Energy Systems
- Application: Chapter 16 of the 2009 Seattle Energy Code.
- Summary: Provides alternate means of compliance with Section 1631. (Note that DR 11-2011 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.)
Seattle DPD complete list of online Director's Rules
Summary: Contains number, title, and link to all the Seattle DPD Directors Rules that are available electronically.
Sources of information on energy efficiency
Summary: Contains name, address, phone number, and link to sources of information on energy efficiency.
20 July 2011