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This newsletter will keep you informed about ways to reduce utility costs while conserving resources.
Questions? Comments? Contact - socorro.medina@seattle.gov or (206) 684-8717
 

Visit us at TRENDS on December 6th

Seattle apartment buildings

Come learn how to save money and improve tenant satisfaction with energy saving upgrades as well as recycling and composting education.

TRENDS is the largest one-day rental housing conference and trade show on the West Coast. Visit Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities at booths 408, 410, and 412 to learn more about the resources we offer for multifamily buildings. TRENDS is on December 6th at the Washington State Convention Center.

Save money and conserve resources

Energy-efficient windows being installed

Increase the energy efficiency of windows and insulation in your rental property.

Free energy-efficient LED bulbs
Seattle City Light offers installation of free energy-efficient LED bulbs, and delivery of efficient showerheads and faucet aerators for tenants of residential buildings with 5 or more units. We even provide energy-saving advanced powerstrips that can’t be found on store shelves to help tenants power off cable boxes, game consoles, and TVs when not in use. Sign up or call (206) 684-3800 to get started today.

Weatherization upgrade incentives
Seattle City Light offers incentives for weatherization upgrades to help make your 5 or more unit property more energy efficient. Lower winter electric bills and make living spaces more comfortable for tenants by installing window and insulation upgrades. Improve the appearance, quality, and value of your building with new window and insulation technologies.

HomeWise weatherization
The Seattle Office of Housing’s HomeWise Weatherization Program has funding to help owners of rental properties weatherize apartment buildings. If at least half of your tenants qualify as low-income, then the City of Seattle may cover up to 100% of the cost for energy efficiency upgrades such as:

  • Insulation
  • Heating systems
  • Air sealing
  • Bathroom fans

Learn how to apply: call (206) 684 - 0255 or email Sherri.Anderson@seattle.gov.

Toilet rebates
Seattle Public Utilities offers $200 premium toilet rebates for 1.1 gpf models. Willow Court Apartments replaced 105 toilets with Premium 1.06 gpf model and reduced water use by 50%. Maceo P., the General Manager of Willow Court Apartments, noted that “the program was easy to participate in and the tenants are very happy with their new fixtures too.” Funds are limited, so apply now. For more information, contact Billie Fisher, Program Manager, at (206) 615-1282 or billie.fisher@seattle.gov.

Seattle condominium Escala goes above and beyond

Staircase at Escala condominiums

Escala goes above and beyond to reduce their environmental footprint.

Residents of Escala – a 31 story luxury condominium building in downtown Seattle – value their sweeping views of the city, Lake Union, Puget Sound, and the Olympic Mountains. They also appreciate the opportunity to reduce their environmental footprint and conserve natural resources.

Escala management provides many opportunities for residents to reduce waste. In addition to traditional recycling and food waste collection services, Escala management provides convenient collection locations to properly recycle or donate:

  • Personal care products
  • Styrofoam packaging
  • Corks
  • Unwanted clothing and household items
  • Batteries
Action

Order free flyers and posters

Order flyers and posters in many different languages to educate your residents. Order Where Does It Go? and Food & Yard Waste Tips flyers for each unit and post extras in common areas such as elevators or mail rooms.

Request additional assistance for your building

Do you need help improving your building’s food waste and recycling collection? Would you like for us to visit and talk with you and your residents? Do you need onsite technical assistance? If so contact Lauren Hoerr at (206) 684-5223 or lauren.hoerr@seattle.gov if you are interested.

Missed collection

Report a missed collection online or by calling
(206) 684-7665.

Other service issues

Call our Customer Service line at (206) 684-3000.

 
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