Building Tune-Up Accelerator Program

Is Your Building Less Than 100,000 SF?

We're recruiting up to 100 buildings less than 100,000 SF to jump start tune-ups by participating in the Building Tune-Up Accelerator Program. Benefits include enhanced technical support and financial incentives to help comply with the City requirement. Funding sunsets after 2018.

Complete an assessment and implement corrective actions to meet the City's requirement or do more for deeper energy savings and a more valuable building asset. Contact us now if your building tune-up is required in 2020 or 2021 (nonresidential building area is less than 100K SF, excluding parking). Check out the  Building Tune-Up Accelerator Info Sheet or contact Nicole Ballinger for more information at or (206) 233-7184.

Service Providers and Facility Managers

As part of the Tune-Up Accelerator Program, the City of Seattle is working to advance Tune-Ups of small to mid-size buildings (less than 100K SF). In partnership with the Smart Buildings Center (SBC), we will host free 2-day Tune-Up Accelerator Provider Trainings in June, July and September for selected service provider firms and facility staff.

Attendance at one of the trainings is required to participate in the Accelerator Program*. Service providers must also meet the qualifications of a "Tune-Up Specialist" as defined by the Seattle Building Tune-Ups requirement and detailed in Section 12 of the OSE Director's Rule 2016-01 and demonstrate relevant work experience.   



Interested firms must complete the short  Service Provider Application

For additional questions, contact Nicole Ballinger at or 206-233-7184.

  • Seattle Building Tune-Ups Requirement Overview 
  • Tune-Up Accelerator Program Details
  • PNNL Building Re-Tuning Training: Observation-Driven
  • Tune-Up and Energy Conservation Incentives from Seattle City Light and Puget Sound Energy
  • Smart Buildings Center Tool Lending Library
  • DOE Asset Score
  • UW Integrated Design Lab Building Renewal Support

Trainings will run from approximately 8am to 5pm with coffee and lunch included. The 2nd day will start at an off-site location and end at SBC. A detailed agenda will be provided upon acceptance.  

*Note: These trainings are not required for service providers to conduct tune-ups as part of the Seattle Building Tune-Ups requirement (SMC 22.930). For example, service providers working with clients to tune-up large buildings 100,000 SF or greater (due in 2018 or 2019) are not required to attend an Accelerator Provider Training. 

The Accelerator Program is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) under the Buildings Program Award Number DE-EE0007556.