Building Tune-Ups

Seattle Building Tune-Ups is a progressive energy efficiency policy that helps building owners identify smart, responsible ways to reduce energy and water costs. Like cars and bikes, all buildings need to be tuned regularly to keep them running as efficiently as possible. Through tune-ups, building owners find operational efficiencies and low- and no-cost fixes that improve building performance and on average reduce building energy use 10-15%.


Cohort 2 Attains 95% Compliance 

Congratulations to Cohort 2 (100,000 - 199,999 GSF) building owners and their Tune-Up Specialists who worked diligently to meet the Tune-Up requirement during an unprecedented and challenging time. The extended grace period allowed owners to complete corrective actions and report to the City of Seattle in advance of the enforcement deadline. Over 205 Cohort 2 Building Tune-Ups have been completed to date. Non-compliant Cohort 2 building owners must submit a complete Tune-Up with implementation and verification of all required corrective action by 4/1/2021 to avoid a Notice of Violation with a $10,000 assessed penalty. 

Cohort 3 Tune-Ups Due April 1, 2021

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Building Tune-Up deadline for Cohort 3 buildings (70,000-99,999 SF) has been extended by six months to April 1, 2021. 

Tune-Up incentive money from Puget Sound Energy

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) launched a Tune-Up incentive program for buildings with gas heating. See their website for program requirements and eligibility details.

Reminder, online Tune-Up submittals are required via the Seattle Services Portal

The City of Seattle has launched the Building Tune-Ups module on the Seattle Services Portal. All submittals related to the Building Tune-Ups program must be done using the Seattle Services Portal. The Microsoft Excel version of the Building Tune-Up Summary report will no longer be accepted, although it is still useful for field use. Before submitting via the Seattle Services Portal, you will need to create an account if you haven't previously done so, and then claim your building using the claim code mailed to the owner of record. If you need assistance with a building claim code, please email us at