Seattle’s Benchmarking Data Reveal Energy Use Trends by Building Type

Seattle’s Latest Benchmarking Data Shows Where Efficiency Programs Should Focus

GreenTech Media, January 8, 2014

Seattle already knows that its libraries perform far better than its police and fire stations when it comes to energy efficiency. But the city just got a far more complete picture of how its private building stock uses energy across the metropolis.

The Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment released a new report that details energy use for all large commercial and multifamily buildings. The findings, which are based on EPA Energy Star scores and Energy Use Intensities (EUI), are the result of the mandatory benchmarking measure that Seattle passed in 2010.

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