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Energy Benchmarking

Benchmarking data for the 2022 calendar year is due by July 1st, 2023.

Seattle's Energy Benchmarking Law (Seattle Municipal Code 22.920) requires owners of non-residential and multifamily buildings (20,000 square feet or larger) to track energy performance and annually report to the City of Seattle. 

The City of Seattle annually publishes building energy performance data from more than 3500 of Seattle's largest commercial and residential buildings representing 375 million square feet at data.seattle.gov and through a data visualization site to facilitate transparency in the market and spur demand for energy efficiency.

**Notice of Violations Issued to Buildings Owners for Failure to Submit 2021 Benchmarking Reports**

A full year of accurate 2021 performance data was due to the City of Seattle by July 1, 2022. Building owners who failed to submit a 2021 benchmarking report by the end of the extended enforcement grace period (January 2, 2023) were issued a Notice of Violation (NOV) with accrued penalties for continued non-compliance based on building size (Buildings 20,000 to 49,999 SF - $1,000 fine; Buildings 50,000 SF or greater - $2,000 fine). More information on enforcement and the appeals process here.

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Address: 700 5th Avenue, #1868, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94729, Seattle, WA, 98124-4729
Phone: (206) 256-5158
maketa.brazier@seattle.gov

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