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.


Energy Benchmarking Reports due April 1!

Non-residential and multifamily buildings 20,000 SF+ must update Portfolio Manager accounts with accurate space use details and consumption data for 2017. All buildings subject to the benchmarking requirement must be able to generate a 2017 December ending Energy Use Intensity (EUI) and ENERGY STAR® score (if available). Your account must successfully share data with the City of Seattle Annual Reporting by April 1, 2018 to be considered compliant. It is the owner's responsibility to confirm compliance annually. Contact to confirm your building is accurately reporting and in compliance, or to schedule a drop in session for one-on-one technical assistance.

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. 2016 building-level and aggregated data is available now!