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
Benchmark with ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager to annually report by April 1st. Learn about disclosure and enforcement.
Compare your building's energy performance to others in Seattle and get started saving energy and money.
Why Benchmarking is Required
Learn more about the ordinance, our data analysis and reports, and how Seattle benefits from benchmarking.
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 email@example.com 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
See how your building's energy use and ENERGY STAR® score stack up to similar buildings in Seattle.