John Hogan of the Seattle Department of Planning and Development recently announced a process for revision to the non-residential energy code for the City of Seattle. His e-mail states;
“Resolution 30280 (Section 1.B.i) directs DPD and Seattle City Light to “propose to the City Council…amendments to the Seattle Energy Code…to achieve up to 20% enhanced energy efficiency beyond the current version of ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1”. The 2006 Seattle Energy Code achieved approximately 20% energy savings compared to ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004. However, since that time, ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 has been published and it contains significant energy efficiency improvements. More recently, ASHRAE/USGBC/IESNA Standard 189.1, High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, was published, providing criteria for all aspects of green buildings.”
DPD has scheduled a series of meetings to discuss these proposed amendments. All meetings will take place in the Seattle Municipal Tower (SMT), 700 Fifth Avenue, starting at 7:30 am.
8 February 2010 (Monday), SMT-4050, 7:30-10:00 am: Ch.13 – Building Envelope &
Ch.16 – Renewable Energy Power Generation
9 February 2010 (Tuesday) SMT-2750, 7:30-8:45 am: Ch.15 – Lighting & Ch.12 – Metering
11 February 2010 (Thursday) SMT-4050, 7:30-9:30 am: Ch.14 – Mechanical
16 February 2010 (Tuesday) SMT-2750, 7:30-8:45 am: Ch.13 – Building Envelope
18 February 2010 (Thursday) SMT-4080, 7:30-8:45 am: Ch.14 – Mechanical
23 February 2010 (Tuesday) SMT-2750, 7:30-8:45 am: Ch.15 – Lighting
25 February 2010 (Thursday) SMT-4050, 7:30-9:30 am: RS-29 and wrap-up
The deadline for written comments is Monday, 1 March 2010. Submit comments by
- E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or
- Fax to John Hogan at 206-386-4039, or
- Mail to John Hogan, Seattle DPD, 700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2000, P.O Box 34019, Seattle WA 98124-4019
If possible, please propose specific language changes with underline to indicate new language and strikethrough to indicate deletions.