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Building Tune-Ups

Seattle Building Tune-Ups is a progressive energy efficiency policy that helps building owners identify smart, responsible ways to reduce energy and water costs. Like cars and bikes, all buildings need to be tuned regularly to keep them running as efficiently as possible. Through tune-ups, building owners find operational efficiencies and low- and no-cost fixes that improve building performance and on average can reduce building energy use 10-15%.


Mandatory Tune-Up Specialist Training Goes Into Effect 

The City of Seattle has launched a required Tune-Up Specialist training to enhance Tune-Up outcomes and ordinance requirements. Developed by industry professionals with hands-on experience, the free training also highlights ways the Tune-Up aligns with the State’s upcoming Clean Building Performance Standard requirement. The training is pre-recorded, can be completed as your schedule permits, and is expected to take less than five hours to complete. Start the training as soon as possible. Tune-Up Specialists who have not yet completed the training must do so in order to submit 2nd Cycle Tune-Up Reports. Register for the training here and use coupon code “btust200” to reduce the cost to $0. Tune-Up Specialists completing the training after the November 1st deadline should follow these instructions to reinstate their Tune-Up Specialist status.

October 25, 2022Building Performance Standards (BPS) Draft Targets webinar

At this technical webinar, OSE and SBW Consulting shared the draft greenhouse gas intensity targets and the analysis conducted to inform the targets. A brief overview of the proposed policy and the updated policy timeline was also shared.

View the slide deck (Includes an appendix that outlines the proposed individual targets pathway and other alternative compliance and exemptions that were briefly covered during the webinar.)

View the recording

Tune-Up Incentive Money from Puget Sound Energy

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) launched a Tune-Up incentive program for buildings with gas heating. See their website for program requirements and eligibility details.

Reminder - Online Tune-Up Submittals are Required via the Seattle Services Portal

Building Tune-Ups submittals must be done on the Seattle Services Portal. The Microsoft Excel version of the Building Tune-Up Summary report will no longer be accepted, although it is still useful for field use. Before submitting via the Seattle Services Portal, you will need to create an account if you haven't previously done so, and then claim your building using the claim code mailed to the owner of record. If you need assistance with a building claim code, please email us at

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Mailing Address: PO Box 94729, Seattle, WA, 98124-4729
Phone: (206) 256-5158

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