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%.


OSE Director's Rule 01-2021 Published for Comment 

The Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) is proposing the addition of a COVID-19 Tune-Up extension to support owners of smaller non-residential buildings (50,000 to 99,999 SF, excluding parking) that have been severely impacted by the ongoing pandemic. To accommodate smaller building owners that need additional time due to unprecedented financial hardship or emergency COVID-19 related operations, the proposed rule defines a one-year COVID-19 extension option. To access a copy of OSE Director's Rule 01-2021 Building Tune-Ups COVID-19 Extension, click here. Comments can be submitted to until April 16, 2021. 

Cohort 3 Tune-Ups Due April 1, 2021, Cohort 4 Due October 1, 2021

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Building Tune-Up deadline for Cohort 3 buildings (70,000-99,999 SF) has been extended by six months to April 1, 2021. The Cohort 4 (50,000-69,999 SF) Tune-Up deadline remains October 1, 2021. 

Tune-Up Incentive Money from Puget Sound Energy

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) launched a Tune-Up incentive program for buildings with gas heating. See their website for program requirements and eligibility details.

Reminder - Online Tune-Up Submittals are Required via the Seattle Services Portal

Building Tune-Ups submittals must be done on the Seattle Services Portal. The Microsoft Excel version of the Building Tune-Up Summary report will no longer be accepted, although it is still useful for field use. 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. If you need assistance with a building claim code, please email us at