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Living Building Pilot Update

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Improving the accessibility and use of the Living Building Pilot Program while continuing to encourage development of very high performing green buildings.

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We will continue to work with the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to develop recommendations for further revisions to the pilot program. We continue to welcome your comments on the pilot program.

Adopted Legislation

On July 21, 2014, the City Council approved changes to the Living Building Pilot Program (Council Bill 118080).

Catch Up On Our Progress

Proposed Legislation

In April of 2014, Mayor Murray sent changes to the Living Building and Seattle Deep Green Pilot Program, along with a Director’s Report, to the City Council for consideration (Council Bill 118080). We briefed the Council’s Planning Land Use and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee and held a public hearing on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Review Draft

On March 6, 2014, we released proposed changes for the Living Building and Seattle Deep Green Pilot Program. We also published a Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) on the proposed changes, as a part of the required State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) review. The official SEPA comment period ran from February 13 through March 6 of 2014.

Living Building & Deep Green Technical Advisory Group Meetings

We convened a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to help shape recommendations to update the pilot program.

TAG Meeting 1
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

TAG Meeting 2
Wednesday, November 4, 2013

TAG Meeting 3
Wednesday, November 4, 2013

Next Meeting

TAG Meeting 4
Monday, January 13, 2013
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Seattle Municipal Tower Floor 19, Room 1940/46

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