My building participates in the City of Seattle’s Benchmarking and Tune-Up program, does it still need to comply with the Standard?
Yes, the Clean Buildings Performance Standard is more stringent than Seattle’s Building Tune-Up program, although certain elements are similar. The Standard requires: • the building(s) energy use intensity (EUI) meet the target EUI metrics shown in Annex Z, Table 7-2a, or; • investment in all cost-effective energy efficiency measures as determined by the Standard. In addition, all covered commercial buildings must implement an energy management plan as specified by the Standard. To find out more, watch the following informational video on the basics of the Standard; Clean Buildings 101.