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).
Confirm you have data. If you signed up for automated benchmarking, check your Portfolio Manager account to confirm there is data up to December 2011. Under your building profile, click on the virtual meter names to confirm energy use numbers have been uploaded. If you do not see data, email firstname.lastname@example.org for troubleshooting help.
Reminder: Puget Sound Energy (PSE) requires that you ANNUALLY re-request the data from them. Go to the PSE website and follow Step 6, or contact PSE at email@example.com or (425) 456-2494.
Did you report? Please make sure you have selected the City of Seattle through the automated benchmarking console in Portfolio Manager. Just follow Step 4 in the How To Guide at www.seattle.gov/dpd/EnergyBenchmarking.
Missed the deadline? You are out of compliance. The How To Guide at ww.seattle.gov/dpd/EnergyBenchmarking, covers the four steps needed to comply. Building owners are encouraged to take advantage of the free resources offered to get ahead of the enforcement process.
Free Workshops & Training
These hands-on computer based workshops will help multifamily and non-residential property owners comply with the ordinance. Although there is a grace period until October 1, 2012 (for buildings subject to the April 1, 2012 deadline) building owners (or their property managers) are encouraged to start the process early. Please pre-register by visiting the links below:
May 9: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at UW
May 22: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Seattle Municipal Tower (Multifamily Owners Only)http://benchmarkingmultifamily2.eventbrite.com/
June 13: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at UW
Space is limited and workshops sell out, don’t delay. Take advantage of this FREE educational resource.
Phone: (206) 727-8484
Each Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Ave.