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GridFWD Seattle

Sharing What We’ve Learned, Focusing on the Future The past two years have been unprecedented for our region: the pandemic with its brutal human and economic repercussions; a historic and devastating wildfire season; a nationwide movement for racial and energy justice; ice storms and more. Federal energy policy is rapidly evolving and lining up with […]

Rebuilding as a Community in K-12 Schools: COVID and Beyond

In this interactive webinar sponsored by Puget Sound Energy and hosted by Smart Buildings Center, panelists with expertise in Strategic Energy Management (SEM) in K-12 schools will discuss their lessons learned in navigating the challenges of operating their buildings safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. They’ll also share insights for moving forward with a re-focus on […]


Understanding the Washington Clean Buildings Standard

The Clean Buildings Act of 2019 is one measure Washington State is taking to improve building operational efficiency. Propelling buildings to targeted energy use intensity by building type and size, all commercial buildings over 50,000 sf will need to comply by 2028 (220,000 sf by 2026), and then maintain compliance or be subject to penalties. […]