How to Comply
Buildings Required and Exemptions
To help building owners and managers comply with the ordinance, lists of buildings by name (if known) and address that are subject to the ordinance are posted here. The lists DO NOT indicate whether buildings are currently in compliance. The lists may not show all buildings on a parcel and/or all buildings subject to the ordinance. Building types subject to the ordinance as defined in the Director's Rule need to report, regardless of whether or not they are listed. The Building Name, Building Address and Gross Floor Area were derived from King County Assessor records. They may differ from the actual building. Please confirm the building information prior to benchmarking and email corrections to: EnergyBenchmarking@seattle.gov. The lists will be updated periodically to reflect any corrections, additions, or to remove buildings that qualify for exemptions (see below).
- 20,000 SF or larger non-residential and multifamily buildings required to report 2012 data and annually thereafter by April 1st.
The City of Seattle Building ID is required to report your building. Buildings not on the above list should request their City of Seattle Building ID prior to reporting.
Under the Director's Rule, buildings used primarily for manufacturing or industrial purposes are exempt from all benchmarking, disclosure, and reporting requirements of this ordinance. This includes buildings used for assembling, disassembling, fabricating, finishing, manufacturing, packaging, repair or processing operations. The primary means of obtaining an exemption is by submitting the building's Certificate of Occupancy to EnergyBenchmarking@seattle.gov, documenting that at least 50% of the building is classified under the current Seattle Building Code as Factory Industrial Group F. For more details and a self-certification alternative, read the Manufacturing and Industrial Exemptions document.