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%.


Director's Rule 01-2021 Building Tune-Ups COVID-19 Extension Adopted 

On 04/28/2021, OSE Director's Rule 01-2021 Building Tune-Ups COVID-19 Extension was adopted. Owners of small non-residential buildings (50,000 to 99,999 SF) that have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic - either by financial hardship or emergency COVID-19 related operations, may apply for a 1-year extension. If granted, this extension will allow an additional year, post due date, to complete the required Tune-Up. Note that this extension is not submitted via the Seattle Services Portal. To submit a COVID-19 Extension, please complete the COVID-19 Tune-Up Extension Request form and email supporting documentation to Cohort 3 buildings (70,000 to 99,999 SF) should do so by 10/1/2021, while Cohort 4 buildings (50,000 to 69,999 SF) have until 4/1/2022.  

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