Seattle Tests New Way to Meet Energy Codes

Source:  Daily Journal of Commerce, November 10, 2011.

The City of Seattle is testing a new performance-based energy code in South Lake Union, with the goal of helping developers of historic buildings meet rigorous energy efficiency goals in the most cost-efficient way. The effort is a partnership between the city, Preservation Green Lab and Vulcan Real Estate. The performance-based code will be piloted with the Supply Laundry Building, a historic 30,000-square-foot structure.