Energy Benchmarking

Seattle's Energy Benchmarking Law (Seattle Municipal Code 22.920) requires owners of non-residential and multifamily buildings (greater than 20,000 square feet) to track energy performance and annually report to the City of Seattle. See the Seattle Energy Benchmarking Fact Sheet for more information. 

The City of Seattle annually publishes building energy and emissions performance data from more than 3,600 of Seattle's largest nonresidential and multifamily buildings representing 375 million square feet at data.seattle.gov and through the Seattle Energy Benchmarking Map to facilitate transparency in the market and spur demand for energy efficiency.

The Reporting Year 2022 Benchmarking Compliance Portal has been deactivated. The Reporting Year 2023 Benchmarking Compliance Portal is expected to launch in mid March. If you have questions about your 2022 Benchmarking Report, please contact the Help Desk.

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RY2022 Fines for Non-Compliance:

The OSE Director has granted enforcement amnesty for the reporting year 2022 (RY2022) benchmarking cycle in recognition of ongoing challenges with the adoption of PSE’s EnergyCAP utility data reporting system. A new penalty structure will be implemented for reporting year 2023 (RY2023) and fines for non-compliance will resume 90 days after the new annual reporting deadline of June 1st, 2024. Not currently in compliance? Reference our Benchmarking Instructions to complete the benchmarking process ahead of the RY2023 reporting deadline. 

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Jessyn Farrell, Director
Address: 700 5th Avenue, #1868, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94729, Seattle, WA, 98124-4729
Phone: (206) 256-5158
OSE@seattle.gov

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