A growing number of cities have implemented energy benchmarking laws, and now Seattle is one of them. These programs require owners of multi-family and commercial buildings larger than 20,000 square feet to report annual costs for electricity, natural gas, steam and other utilities by April 1st of every year. By establishing energy performance ranges, owners can track year-over-year building performance, work to reduce greenhouse gas impact and see how their building stacks up against competitors. Benchmarking programs also allow perspective buyers and tenants to take energy costs into account when considering a property. If you need assistance with benchmarking compliance, contact us today.