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 by April 1st of each year.

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How to Comply

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

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

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Why Benchmarking is Required

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


Register Now For A Free Benchmarking Workshop!

We will be offering a free ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager 101 training on February 22, 2018 from 1:00- 4:00 at the Smart Buildings Center for building owners and property managers to support compliance with Seattle's Energy Benchmarking requirement. Participants will learn about the benchmarking process and local utility services available to auto-upload energy consumption data from Seattle City Light, Puget Sound Energy and Enwave. Workshop participants will create an ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager account and begin the initial energy performance rating for their building with guidance from an experienced benchmarking instructor complimented by individual support from the help desk technical assistant. Participants are encouraged to bring data from their own building to the session. A data collection sheet will be emailed to you prior to the workshop. Sample building data will be available for participants who do not bring their own data.  You can register here for the workshop. If you wish to learn more, please email **Please note: the workshop is from 1:00 - 3:00, with the last hour being reserved for one-on-one help if needed.

Building Energy Performance Transparency

Per Seattle Municipal Code 22.920: the Seattle Energy Benchmarking Ordinance 1250000 directs the City to annually share building-specific data with the public beginning with 2015 reported information. 2015 building-level and aggregated data is available now.

Click here to learn more about data transparency.