Seattle Clean Buildings Accelerator

Technical Support and Training for Building Owners and Managers

The Seattle Clean Buildings Accelerator is a no-cost technical support and training program for building owners and managers to meet the State of WA Clean Buildings requirements and to reduce emissions. It includes self-led education for all audiences, including all Seattle City Light customers, and light coaching prioritized for buildings that serve or are in BIPOC and frontline communities.1 This can include many types of buildings like non-profits, buildings with BIPOC-owned small businesses, healthcare, museums, shelters, community centers and more. 

NEW! With additional support from Seattle City Light, their customers in suburban cities and all customers in the City of Seattle are now eligible for the next Light Coaching cohort starting in May 2023. 

Learn more about the Accelerator's Light Coaching and other offerings at an informational session:

Enroll in Light Coaching Today!

    Two Offerings to Start

    • Education: Self-led learning including pre-recorded webinars, common energy and carbon reduction opportunities, checklist, templates, examples, how to identify targets, energy efficiency and emissions reduction opportunities. Visit

    • Light Coaching: Tailored support, including live virtual workshops, site-specific virtual energy and emissions walk through, expert review of documents, project identification and prioritization. 
    • The first two Light Coaching sessions are underway with fourteen managers of buildings enrolled. Don't miss out on this free opportunity to get technical support tailored to your building's and organizational needs. 

        Help Participants 

        • Plan to comply with the State Clean Buildings Standards
        • Learn about and access financial incentives from WA, City Light and others
        • Explore and understand financing options like King County C-PACER
        • For Seattle-located buildings:
          • Learn about ways to meet Seattle Energy Code and the Seattle emissions-based performance standards (under development).
          • Select buildings enrolled in light coaching can get extra analysis support to move energy and emissions reduction projects from idea to implementation.

        Please email to join the program mailing list, sign-up or learn more.

        A team led by Stillwater Energy, which has experience implementing similar programs for SnoPUD and Puget Sound Energy, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion experience in the context of strategic energy management for buildings is leading this work.

        1- Seattle's Green New Deal supports the program within the City of Seattle and has a prioritization on buildings serving frontline communities. Frontline communities include black people, Indigenous people, sovereign tribal nations, communities of color, immigrants, refugees, youths, elders, houseless people, disabled people, LGBTQ+ people, people with low and no income, and people who work in outdoor occupations.

        Sustainability and Environment

        Jessyn Farrell, Director
        Address: 700 5th Avenue, #1868, Seattle, WA, 98104
        Mailing Address: PO Box 94729, Seattle, WA, 98124-4729
        Phone: (206) 256-5158

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