Tracking Energy Use in Seattle’s Buildings

June 10, 2013
What is Seattle learning as it gathers energy-use information for its public buildings? Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Sandra Mallory, program manager for green building and resource conservation in Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and Environment. The report comes as hundreds of private building owners report their energy use information under the city’s benchmarking and reporting law.

What is Seattle learning as it gathers energy-use information for its public buildings? Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Sandra Mallory, program manager for green building and resource conservation in Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and Environment. The report comes as hundreds of private building owners report their energy use information under the city’s benchmarking and reporting law.

About the Author

Lisa Cohn | Contributing Editor

I focus on the West Coast and Midwest. Email me at [email protected]

I’ve been writing about energy for more than 20 years, and my stories have appeared in EnergyBiz, SNL Financial, Mother Earth News, Natural Home Magazine, Horizon Air Magazine, Oregon Business, Open Spaces, the Portland Tribune, The Oregonian, Renewable Energy World, Windpower Monthly and other publications. I’m also a former stringer for the Platts/McGraw-Hill energy publications. I began my career covering energy and environment for The Cape Cod Times, where Elisa Wood also was a reporter. I’ve received numerous writing awards from national, regional and local organizations, including Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Willamette Writers, Associated Oregon Industries, and the Voice of Youth Advocates. I first became interested in energy as a student at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, where I helped design and build a solar house.

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