Accelerating Existing Building Tune-Ups in Seattle, Washington
Thursday, March 26, 9-10 AM PST
Building tune-ups aim to optimize energy and water performance by identifying low- or no-cost actions related to building operations and maintenance, that can generate 10-15% in energy savings, on average. The City of Seattle adopted the Building Tune-Ups Ordinance in March 2016. In tandem with the requirement going into effect for large buildings (>200K SF) in 2019, the City partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy to offer an accelerated tune-up process to the mid-size building market (approx. 50-100K SF), involving a variety of building owners, contractors, and energy auditors. Nicole Ballinger, Seattle’s Building Tune-up Accelerator Program Manager, and participating building owners will describe the tune-up program, benefits, and best practices discovered through the pilot process. Nora Wang of Pacific Northwest National Lab will describe the use of the DOE Asset Score tool in building assessments.
Seattle Building Tune-up Accelerator Program highlights and case studies are now posted on the City of Seattle’s website and the final report will be posted later this spring/early summer.