“This week the Seattle City Council passed legislation requiring an inspection of energy and water systems every five years in commercial buildings 50,000 square feet or larger.”
This is a huge step forward to help with the growing concern of climate pollution! Keeping facilities in a higher performing and optimized state will reduce their power usage and, not only provide the building with reduced facility operating cost, help lower their carbon foot print. Seattle is setting a huge presidence with this move and even making sure it’s followed by a strict fine: “There are fines for property owners who don’t comply, ranging from $5,000 to 20,000, depending on the size of the building.” This could have quite an impact on the A/E/C industry to follow–definitely something we will be following closely.
Read more at King5 news: http://www.king5.com/news/seattle-require-big-building-tune-ups/87738402