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%.


March 23, 2023 webinar slides and recording available: Estimating Your Building’s Emissions and Draft Targets for the Proposed Seattle Building Emissions Performance Standards (BEPS) 

March 3, 2023 - Published 2021 Building Performance Data

The City of Seattle published 2021 building energy performance data for Seattle's largest commercial and multifamily properties. The data is available to view in Seattle’s Open Data Portal along with 2015 – 2021 building performance data. All seven years of data can be downloaded and include energy performance metrics such as greenhouse gas emissions, energy use per square foot (EUI), ENERGY STAR score, building type, size, and more. Explore the building data here or summary statistics by building type here. Customized building reports for 2021 data are available here.

February 18, 2023Proposed Building Emissions Performance Standard (BEPS) Policy Guides and Emissions Targets

January 19, 2023 - Seattle Clean Buildings Accelerator Educational Resources website has launched and we are now recruiting for Light Coaching Cohorts in 2023. More on the Accelerator webpage.

November 1, 2022 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.

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

Sustainability and Environment

Jessyn Farrell, Director
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Mailing Address: PO Box 94729, Seattle, WA, 98124-4729
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