Chapter 16, On-Site Renewable Energy Systems, of the 2009 Seattle Energy Code is now in effect.
- DR 11-2011 (Alternate Means of Compliance to Energy Code Requirements for On-Site Renewable Energy Systems) has been published, so per Section 1601 of the 2009 Seattle Energy Code, Chapter 16 is now in effect.
- Consequently, all permit applications submitted on July 14, 2011 or later must comply with Chapter 16 of the 2009 Seattle Energy Code.
- Projects have three options for compliance with the requirements for on-site renewable energy systems: (1) the option in Section 1621 of the 2009 Seattle Energy Code, (2) alternate “a” in DR 11-2011, and (3) alternate “b” in DR 11-2011.
- Copies can also be downloaded from the link on the Seattle Energy Code website at www.seattle.gov/DPD/Codes/Energy_Code/
Overview/dr_summary.asp. Work is underway to update the Seattle Energy Code website and Director’s Rules. See the “2009 Seattle Energy Code Update” link in the upper right hand corner of the Seattle Energy Code homepage: www.seattle.gov/dpd/energy. New material will be posted as it becomes available.
Also several updates have been made to the Seattle Energy Code website:
- The single-family residential tips, and the multifamily and nonresidential tips, have been revised for consistency with the 2009 Seattle Energy Code. These can be accessed from the right hand navigation tab on the Seattle Energy Code homepage.
Hard copies of the 2009 Seattle Energy Code are available for purchase at the DPD Applicant Services Center on the 20th floor of the Seattle Municipal Tower at 700 5th Avenue.