Building Tune-Ups

Seattle Building Tune-Ups is a progressive energy efficiency policy that helps building owners identify smart, responsible ways to reduce energy and water costs. Like cars and bikes, all buildings need to be tuned regularly to keep them running as efficiently as possible. Through tune-ups, building owners find operational efficiencies and low- and no-cost fixes that improve building performance and on average reduce building energy use 10-15%.


Online submittals are now available through the Building Tune-Ups Seattle Services Portal

The City of Seattle has launched the Building Tune-Ups module on the Seattle Services Portal. What does this mean for Building Tune-Ups related submittals? After April 1, 2019, all submittals will be done using the Seattle Services Portal. At that point, the Microsoft Excel version of the Building Tune-Up Summary report and the PDF version of the Alternative Compliance request forms will no longer be accepted. Before submitting via the Seattle Services Portal, you will need to create an account if you haven't previously done so, and then claim your building using the claim code mailed to the owner of record. Claim codes were mailed out during February 2019. If you need assistance with a building claim code, please email us at

Upcoming Deadlines

The Building Tune-Up deadline for 100,000-199,999 SF buildings is fast approaching. Please make sure to submit your tune-up (including implementation of all Required Corrective Actions) to the city via the Seattle Services Portal by October 1, 2019.