The new Seattle Clean Buildings Accelerator technical support program assists building owners or managers to meet the State of Washington’s Clean Buildings Law and to reduce climate-polluting building emissions. This new law initially applies to commercial, nonprofit & nonresidential buildings 50,000 ft2 and larger. It requires buildings to comply with energy targets and supply energy management documentation. Building upgrades that may be needed to meet the targets must be completed in the next 2-6 years depending on building size.
The Seattle Accelerator’s educational path – available for all buildings – and individualized coaching are starting this fall to help owners prepare and plan. The coaching training spaces are prioritized for buildings that serve or have importance to frontline communities (e.g., black, indigenous, people of color, immigrants, refugees, youth, elders, houseless people, disabled people, LGBTQ+ people, low-income). This could include many types of buildings or those with tenants like nonprofit organizations, small/local businesses, museums, shelters, community centers, worship facilities, health centers, nursing homes, and more. Register for a Sept 7th (noon – 1pm) info session or visit the program website to learn more or watch a past info session recording.