NOTE: The most current information about Chapter 12 is on our Seattle Energy Code website.
On July 12, 2011, the Washington State Building Code Council (WSBCC) voted to “suspend the energy metering requirements in Chapter 12 of the Washington State Energy Code while reviewing the requirements and looking at the economic aspects of metering.”
For projects within the City of Seattle:
- DPD suspended enforcement of Chapter 12 for residential spaces effective July 12, 2011.
- After a briefing and discussion with DPD staff, Mayor Mike McGinn directed DPD to continue enforcement of Chapter 12 of the Seattle Energy Code for new nonresidential construction projects, and to suspend enforcement of its provisions for construction projects in existing buildings until further notice.
However, Mayor McGinn also directed DPD to continue gathering input from stakeholders on the impacts of this decision. So with that:
- If you have comments on any aspect of Chapter 12, whether in favor of the provisions or not, please send them to Duane Jonlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you have questions about the application of the Seattle Energy Code to a particular project, please contact Shailesh Desai at Shailesh.email@example.com.
For more information and background, please visit the Seattle Energy Code website.
You can download the decision memo directly.