Join us at the event to join your neighbors to provide direction on the North Delridge Action Plan, help design future multimodal improvements to Delridge Way, and learn about Longfellow Creek Basin Natural Drainage Systems.
With the energy benchmarking reporting deadline just a few weeks away, owners and managers of multifamily properties 50,000 square feet or greater should take advantage of free workshops and other support now.
On July 24, 2012, Seattle City Council’s Environment and Energy Committeeheard a proposal to extend the reporting deadline to April 1, 2013 for non-residential and multifamily buildings 20,000 to 49,999 square feet. The proposal also recommends that energy benchmarking reports be voluntary for buildings less than 20,000 square feet. Multifamily buildings 50,000 square feet larger still need to report their 2011 energy use by October 1, 2012. The proposal also simplifies the ordinance enforcement and penalties.
Owners and property managers in Seattle with non-residential buildings greater than 50,000 square feet should check that their building(s) 2011 annual energy performance was reported to the City of Seattle. Since October 2011, most buildings of this size have been required to report. A list of buildings larger than 50,000 square feet that are subject to the ordinance is now available on the website, www.seattle.gov/EnergyBenchmarking.
Buildings 10,000 square feet or greater (including multifamily buildings of five or more units) now have until at least October 1, 2012 to comply with Seattle’s energy benchmarking and reporting program. In response to public input that more assistance and time is needed to comply, the City is evaluating the program and considering staggered reporting deadlines based on building size.
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s BetterBricks and the City of Seattle offer free workshops for building owners, property managers and service providers to support compliance with the City of Seattle’s building energy benchmarking and disclosure ordinance.
Have a problem with a steep slope? Learn how to protect yourself and your property at one of two free landslide meetings, sponsored by DPD, Seattle Public Utilities, and Seattle Parks and Recreation. An annual series, the meetings will provide presentations and individual consultation on best practices for managing landslide prone properties.
Take advantage of a free Energy Star Portfolio Manager Benchmarking Workshop, sponsored by AEE and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, on June 16th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle.
During the past year the SDOT Street Use Street Improvement Permitting (SIP) Section has implemented many changes in the processes and requirements for obtaining approval of Street Improvement Plans. Process improvements have spanned SIP design guidance, formal review, correction cycles, plan approval, and permit issuance processes. In 2010 the SDOT SIP pre-construction, construction, inspection, and project close-out processes and requirements will be modified.
The children and families of our city are facing many difficult challenges. As a community, we need to talk about what we want for our kids and how best to create a healthy, positive and equitable environment for all families in our city.