Our friends at the Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) wanted us to share this exciting announcement, read on to find out how your voice can play an important role in the creation of a new program for Seattle based building owners!
Greetings and Happy New Year!
The Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) will be distributing $4.5 million to help building owners meet the Seattle Building Emissions Performance Standard (BEPS), which Mayor Harrell signed into law in December 2023. This funding was included in the 2024 budget as part of the City’s commitment to its Green New Deal. It is prioritized for capital improvements and/or engineering support to implement emissions-reduction upgrades in buildings that serve frontline communities.1
OSE is currently designing a program to distribute the funds and as part of the design process, we are seeking input on elements such as applicant eligibility or scoring criteria, award sizes and distribution, and other topics. One way we’re gathering that input is through a brief survey we’re distributing to building owners, energy service providers, community organizations, affordable housing advocates, and others. Please complete the 14-question survey linked below to guide us as we build this important program, slated for launch in the first half of 2024. It should take only about 15 minutes.
The survey will close on January 31, 2024, so please don’t wait to share your thoughts. Thank you in advance for taking the time to provide us with your valuable insights.