Taking building energy efficiency to the next level
EE is smart business and a key driver of economic prosperity for the Pacific Northwest. At Smart Buildings Center we’re exploring new energy data analytics and visualization techniques to advance energy efficiency. Our mission is to accelerate the adoption and commercialization of smart building technologies and practices through education and demonstration.
Building operators and engineers can borrow hi-tech meters and more.
Our space, in Seattle’s Pacific Tower, is available for meetings, events, and trainings.
Building Operator Certification program, Remote Learning Calendar and Library of webinars for building operators and managers.
New ways of viewing data available with today's advanced energy monitoring tools. Smart + efficient is good business.
Smart Buildings Week, Sept 14-18
In place of the planned in-person Smart Buildings Exchange 2020 event, we are hosting a free Virtual Smart Buildings Week September 14-18, 2020. Each day during the lunch hour, a virtual session crafted from key topics and speaker commitments for our planned in-person event will feature a lively and interactive panel discussion.
Melanie Danuser and the Smart Buildings Center team contributed to the ACEEE report “Training the Workforce for High-Performance Buildings: Enhancing Skills for Operations and Maintenance.” By Mariel Wolfson, Editor/Writer We know that improving the energy efficiency of the U.S. building stock can reduce building-related carbon emissions by as much as 50%. High performance buildings, which are energy-efficient, durable, resilient, and offer excellent indoor air quality, will be critical for cutting emissions and meeting our climate goals. Yet these buildings also require […]Read More
TOOL LENDING LIBRARY
In 2016, as part of its Climate Action Plan, the City of Seattle passed a mandatory Building Tune-Ups requirement (SBTU) for commercial buildings over 50,000 square feet gross floor area, with a focus on optimizing energy and water performance by identifying low or no cost solutions related to building operations and maintenance. The Tune-Up Accelerator (TUA) Program was an opportunity for building owners to meet the requirements early and receive incentives from the utilities for the corrective actions implemented to optimize […]Read More