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Seattle’s Building Emissions Performance Standard

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PST

Following unanimous passage by the Seattle City Council, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed the Seattle Building Emissions Performance Standard “BEPS” legislation (Council Bill 120718) into law on December 13, 2023. BEPS applies to existing nonresidential and multifamily buildings greater than 20,000 square feet and sets carbon emissions targets that buildings must meet over time to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Compliance starts with benchmarking data verification and emissions reporting requirements due starting in 2027 to encourage planning and action to meet first emissions targets by 2031-2035.

Be in the know to start getting prepared for this new requirement! Join Nicole Ballinger from OSE to learn the basics of BEPS, hear about 2024 rulemaking and program design planning, and get a sneak peek into how to estimate a building’s emissions using a greenhouse gas intensity metric. Q and A to follow.

What you will learn:

  • Compliance timelines for BEPS and the level of emissions reduction for each compliance interval
  • Size and type of buildings to be affected
  • How to know your buildings emissions

Audience: Building Owners Real Estate Managers Building Operators Property Managers Consulting Engineers Facilities Operations Building Tenants Sustainability Consultants Anyone who is interested

Presented by: Nicole Ballinger, Buildings & Energy Strategic Advisor, City of Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment



February 1
10:00 am - 11:30 am PST
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