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OVERDUE BUILDINGS - 2011 Building Energy Use Reporting
Warning letters were mailed in November 2012 to owners and/or managers of non-residential buildings 50,000 square feet (sf) or larger that missed the building energy use reporting deadline of April 1, 2012 and multifamily buildings 50,000 square feet (sf) or larger that missed the building energy use reporting deadline of October 1, 2012 (Ordinance 123226 and 123993).
To be in compliance, a full year of 2011 building energy use must be tracked through U.S. EPA's Portfolio Manager and reported to the City of Seattle. If energy performance data for 2011 is not received, the following fines will be imposed:
Learn how to comply:
Buildings Subject to Ordinance
The warning letters list the City of Seattle of Building ID number, name, address, and square footage of buildings out of compliance.
The following lists show ALL buildings, regardless of whether they are in compliance:
The lists above DO NOT indicate whether buildings are currently in compliance.
How to Comply
Follow the steps in the How to Comply section to benchmark and report to the City.
Manufacturing / Industry: Buildings used primarily for manufacturing or industrial purposes are exempt; however, you must apply for an exemption. Learn how to apply >
Campus: A campus is generally defined as a collection of facilities that are located within the same geographical area and have energy and/or water meters that are shared across multiple facilities within the campus. Although campuses still need to benchmark, there are special instructions. Learn more>
Notice Error / How to Check Your Compliance
Already Complied? To be compliant for 2012 reporting, a full year of 2011 building energy use data must be reported to the City. Please confirm the following in your Portfolio Manager account:
If you have checked the above and want to confirm your compliance with the City, for quickest service, please email the following to the Helpline at EnergyBenchmarking@seattle.gov or call 206-727-8484:
NOTE: Technical support will verify compliance for building owners. To ensure privacy, third party requests should copy the building owner, provide the Portfolio Manager Username and the City of Seattle Building ID.
We will look up the building in our records to help troubleshoot the issue and contact you.
No Longer Own Building
No longer own or manage the building? Please email the following information to the Helpline at EnergyBenchmarking@seattle.gov or call 206-727-8484:
We will update the building contact information in our records and contact you if necessary.
Our primary goal with this new program is to help owners successfully benchmark their buildings to encourage owners to ultimately identify and implement energy efficiency improvements. Failure to report energy use to the City of Seattle, however, is subject to enforcement. Learn more about enforcement >
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