13 May '11, 4pm

Around the States: Seattle Benchmarks Building Efficiency; California Pushes

The City of Seattle sent letters to more than 800 large commercial property owners and managers this week informing them about the new citywide program designed to help owners and managers assess and improve building energy efficiency and spur the market for building energy retrofits. Under the new program , all commercial and multifamily residential buildings larger than 10,000 sq. ft. will be measured or “benchmarked,” for their energy performance using the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Building energy ratings will also be provided to the City and to prospective buyers, tenants and lenders upon request during real estate transactions. The program first applies this fall to nonresidential buildings 50,000 sq. ft. or larger and extends to both nonresidential and multifamily residential buildings 10,000 sq. ft. or larger next April 2012. Energy benchmarking is b...

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