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.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, residential and commercial buildings consume 70 percent of all electricity produced in the U.S. and generate 40 percent of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. Americans know exactly how much energy their cars are using, yet they know little about how much energy their buildings are using – or wasting. Seattle’s energy benchmarking and reporting program makes building energy use apparent to consumers and can unlock the vast potential for energy savings in Seattle’s building stock.