Energy Code - Forms

Residential Buildings

Includes single-family, duplex, and townhouse, plus 1, 2, or 3-story multifamily buildings.

You must submit the duct leakage and heating sizing forms, plus the Total UA Alternative form if you are using that path. The Insulation Certificate must be posted in the completed building. These forms are available from WSU at the link below.

Commercial Buildings

Includes multifamily buildings that are 4 stories and taller, plus all non-residential buildings.

  • 2015 Building Envelope Form
  • 2012 Building Envelope Form 
    If you are using the Component Performance option in C402.1.3, you must submit the ENV-UA and ENV-SHGC forms. Otherwise, you do not have to submit these forms, but we highly recommend that you review them.
    • ReadMe (Instructions for electronic forms)
    • PROJ-SUM (Project Summary) 
    • ENV-SUM (Envelope Summary) - broad overview of building envelope information needed on drawings
    • ENV-REQUIREMENTS (Envelope Requirements Summary)
    • ENV-PRESCRIPTIVE (Prescriptive path)
    • ENV-UA (Envelope UxA Calcs) - for Component Performance Path
    • Target Area Adjustments (Target area adjustment calculations for vertical fenestration and skylights)
    • ENV-SHGC (Envelope SHGCxA Calcs) - for Target SHGC compliance
    • ENV-CHK (Building Permit Plans Checklist)
  • 2015 Commissioning Compliance Checklist
  • 2015 Lighting Forms
  • 2012 Lighting Forms
    You must submit the interior and exterior lighting summary forms; we highly recommend that you review the other forms. If you are not required to submit plans, you must complete the summary forms to be reviewed by the electrical inspector in the field.
    • ReadMe (Instructions for electronic forms)
    • LTG-SUM (Interior Lighting Summary Form) - required for all building permit applications and for all electrical permit applications with interior lighting
    • LTG-INT-SPACE (Interior lighting summary – “space-by-space” method)
    • LTG-INT-DISPLAY (Interior display lighting – “space-by-space” method)
    • LTG-INT-BLD (Interior lighting summary – “building area” method
    • LTG-EXT (Exterior Lighting Summary Form) - required for all building permit applications and for all electrical permit applications with exterior lighting
    • LTG-CHK (Lighting Permit Plans Checklist) - detailed list of what information needs to be on the plans.
  • 2012 Mechanical Forms
    (There isn't a mechanical form for the 2015 Seattle Energy Code)
    You do not have to submit any of these forms, but we highly recommend that you review them.
    • ReadMe (Instructions for electronic forms)
    • MECH-SUM (Mechanical Summary)- broad overview of basic information required on plans.
    • MECH-CHK (Mechanical Permit Plans Checklist) - detailed list of information required on plans
  • 2012 Total Building Performance Forms
    Total Building Performance is an optional compliance path for computerized energy modeling in Section C407 of the energy code. These forms are the required portions of the Total Building Performance submittal package, which is explained in Appendix D of the energy code.