11 May '11, 10pm

Seattle Launches Energy-Efficiency Benchmarking Program for Commercial Buildings

Historic Dexter Horton Building in Seattle Photo source: CB Richard Ellis Measuring and tracking the energy efficiency of its commercial buildings is now included in a formal benchmarking program that has been launched by the City of Seattle. The city has sent letters today to some 800 large commercial property owners and managers informing them about a new citywide program designed to help owners and managers assess and improve building energy efficiency and spur the market for building energy retrofits. “This new program will help building owners take a key step toward increasing building energy efficiency,” said Department of Planning and Development Director Diane Sugimura in the press announcement. There are many solid reasons a growing number of cities are reporting on issues like energy efficiency. For starters, commercial buildings consume more than 70 percent of t...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/05/11/seattle-launches-ener...

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