EC Seattle Helps Bring Solar Power to Affordable Housing


In collaboration with Spark Northwest – a Seattle-based nonprofit working to expand affordable, locally-controlled clean energy – EC Seattle has helped secure $225,000 in grants for solar energy insta… Read More

RENEW Multi-Family Building Wins Seattle Vision Award

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The St. Charles Apartments – among the first affordable multi-family buildings in Seattle to receive energy and water efficiency upgrades under ECC’s RENEW Multi-family Program – has been recogn… Read More

Seattle Policy News


City Council Passes EC Seattle-Backed Energy Efficiency Ordinances, Resolution EC Seattle has stepped up its work to accelerate efficiency upgrades in commercial buildings and meet the aggressive goals in Seattl… Read More

EC Seattle, NW SEED Awarded $60,000 Grant To Pursue Equitable Access to Solar Energy

EC Seattle and Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (NW SEED) have partnered to win a $60,000 grant to craft and pursue local policies bridging what they call a stark “green divide” i… Read More

Affordable Housing Sustainability Program Picks up Steam in Seattle

Fostering energy upgrades in affordable multi-family housing has been a priority for Emerald Cities Seattle since its inception, as affordable housing is the best way to have an impact on low-income communities a… Read More

Emerald Cities Seattle Supports Bold Policies on Climate Action

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Seattle has set a bold goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, along with a Climate Action Plan (CAP) that provides a pathway to get there.  According to the CAP, the current pace of energy efficiency upgrades in… Read More

EC Seattle Successfully Opposes Electricity Rate Design Plan


When Seattle City Light (SCL), Seattle’s municipal electric utility, proposed a major change in rate design as part of its Strategic Plan Update, Emerald Cities Seattle concluded that several components of … Read More

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