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ENERGY STAR: Customers earn high marks in Portfolio Manager

District heating systems, like Seattle Steam, are efficient in the production and distribution of energy. This will become even more apparent as the City of Seattle begins requiring buildings to benchmark their efficiency using the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Using this system, buildings heated with district heat generally achieve higher efficiency results than similar buildings that use gas or electricity.

Seattle Steam's customers are among the leaders in increasing their energy efficiency and reducing their operating costs. The company offers access to certified professional engineers to provide energy audits and even input data into the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager on behalf of customers. Seattle Steam also uses a web-based system to provide energy consumption forecasting and usage data so each customer knows how much energy they are using. This allows customers to compare efficiency over time and to better manage their systems for greater efficiencies.

Several Seattle Steam customers have been honored by BOMA of Seattle/King County and BetterBricks as winners of the 2008 Kilowatt Crackdown program.

GSA Federal Office Building GSA Federal Office Building — Built in 1933, this GSA-managed building received First Place honors for High Score through ENERGY STAR. The building earned a total score of 99 out of 100 possible points.
The Skinner Building The Skinner Building — Constructed in 1926 and managed by Unico, The Skinner Building received Second Place honors for High Score with a total score of 95.
Washington Mutual Tower Washington Mutual Tower — Constructed in 1989 and managed by Wright Runstad, this tower received Third Place honors for High Score, tied with the Fourth & Madison Building.
The IBM Building The IBM Building — Constructed in 1964 and also managed by Unico, this facility received Third Place honors for Most Improved Score.
UNICO Unico Properties — Unico received the 2008 Kilowatt Crackdown award for Overall Excellence, an award recognizing the strong efforts and results by a management team.
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