Energy Benchmarking


Seattle's Energy Benchmarking Program (SMC 22.920) requires owners of non-residential and multifamily buildings (20,000 sf or larger) to track energy performance and annually report to the City of Seattle.

    How to Comply

    How to Comply


    Benchmark with ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager to annually report by April 1st. Learn about disclosure and enforcement.
    Save Energy

    Save Energy


    Compare your building's energy performance to others in Seattle and get started saving energy and money.


    Why Benchmarking is Required

    Why Benchmarking is Required


    Learn more about the ordinance, our data analysis and reports, and how Seattle benefits from benchmarking.


    NEWS

    Building Energy Performance Transparency  

     

    Benchmarking legislation was amended in 2016 directing the Office of Sustainability and Environment to annually publish building energy performance data via a publicly facing website. Prior to publishing individual building performance, the Benchmarking Director's Rule has been updated and is now available for public comment through February 24th, 2017. Send comments to energybenchmarking@seattle.gov with "Comment on Director's Rule 2017-01" in the subject line, or in writing to the Director, Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment, Suite 1868, 700 Fifth Avenue, P.O. Box 94729, Seattle, WA 98124.

    Energy Benchmarking Dashboard

    Energy Benchmarking Dashboard 

    See how your building's energy use and ENERGY STAR® score stack up to similar buildings in Seattle.