Tag: Green Building
The Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) recently released the 2011/2012 Seattle Building Energy Benchmarking Analysis report and infographic on building energy use. This report and infographic reveals that Seattle building owners are poised to save tens of millions of dollars on energy annually by improving their building’s energy efficiency. [More]
Posted: February 4th, 2014 under Building Connections, dpdINFO Newsletter, Green Building, Long-Range Planning.
Tags: energy benchmarking, energy use, Green Building, sustainability
The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is hosting a Priority Green open house on January 23, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to noon. Come learn how Priority Green, DPD's voluntary green building incentive program is changing in 2014, and how it complements conservation goals at Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities. [More]
Posted: January 8th, 2014 under Building Connections, Top News Stories.
Tags: building incentive program, DPD, Green Building, open house, priority green, SCL, seattle city light, Seattle Public Utilities, SPU
The City of Seattle and regional partners are identifying long-term green priorities and developing new code to address climate change.The public can comment on the draft code language at the Green Code Provisions Open House. Staff will be available to answer questions and give feedback to those who want to comment.
Posted: August 8th, 2012 under Building Connections, Code Compliance, Code Updates, Customer Alerts, dpdINFO Newsletter, Green Building, Long-Range Planning, Permit Pipeline Newsletter, Planning Commission, Top News Stories.
Tags: code, code development, Green Building
Even if you are already benchmarking, please review these tips if your building was subject to the October 3, 2011 reporting deadline (>50,000 single-family, non-residential buildings).
Posted: April 30th, 2012 under Building Connections, dpdINFO Newsletter, Green Building.
Tags: energy benchmarking, Green Building
The City Green Building team takes an exciting new step in 2012. Beginning in January, part of the “green team” will join forces with the Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE). Staff focused on policy development will become part of OSE, and those focused on green codes and permitting will stay with the Department of Planning and Development (DPD), as part of the Operations Division. As this next step unfolds, both DPD and OSE will continue to develop and implement innovative approaches to building sustainable neighborhoods. [More]
Posted: January 9th, 2012 under Building Connections, Green Building, Top News Stories.
Tags: Green Building, Office of Sustainabilty & Environment
Since 1999, the City Green Building team has been working to make sustainable development standard practice in the City of Seattle – first working as an interdepartmental team from across multiple City departments and then as a combined, yet still multidisciplinary, unit within DPD. City Green Building is now moving on to our next iteration to better align our work with that of our colleagues working on environmental policy, sustainable communities and development services.
Posted: January 3rd, 2012 under Building Connections, dpdINFO Newsletter, Green Building, Long-Range Planning, Top News Stories.
Tags: Green Building, sustainability
Since 2000, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has developed an array of green building tools to provide building owners and operators with a framework to identify and implement practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. Participating buildings may achieve a level of LEED certification representing the amount of high performance measures successfully incorporated into the project. Since its inception, LEED has transformed the way built environments are designed, constructed, and operated, and has helped to make sustainable building practices more commonplace.
Posted: January 3rd, 2012 under Building Connections, dpdINFO Newsletter, Green Building.
Tags: Code Updates, Green Building, LEED
The Sustainable Buildings and Sites Policy for municipal facilities in Seattle, Resolution 31326, was signed by Mayor McGinn on October 12, following the unanimous vote of approval from City Council. The legislation increases standards for the design, construction and operation of City buildings and sites in order to support city-wide goals for sustainable development.
Posted: December 1st, 2011 under Building Connections, dpdINFO Newsletter, Green Building.
Tags: capital projects, Green Building, sustainability
Energy costs got you down? Come join the city’s Open House on October 17th and find out how to take a bite out of your energy bills. [More]
Posted: October 13th, 2011 under Building Connections, Permit Pipeline Newsletter, Top News Stories.
Tags: energy bills, energy disclosure, energy savings, Green Building, open house
Mayor McGinn presented his 2012 budget to the community and to the City Council on Monday, September 26. This was another challenging budget year with an $18 million General Subfund gap to be filled. The General Fund primarily supports the Planning and Code Compliance divisions, and part of department overhead. While the department made some significant General Fund reductions for 2012, they were primarily non-labor plus not filling vacant positions. [More]
Posted: September 29th, 2011 under Building Connections, dpdINFO Newsletter, Top News Stories.
Tags: budget, code compliance, expedited, Green Building, neighborhood planning, unreinforced masonry building