WFIS attended an info session on the no-cost Seattle Clean Buildings Accelerator program for building owners and operators. The City of Seattle is developing an additional emission-based standard with its reporting requirements going into effect in 2031, which this program will support. Other state regions have Accelerator Programs, and listed below are the options we know about so far.

Seattle’s Light Coaching pathway provides tailored support to “Frontline Communities,” or those that experience the most immediate and worst impacts of climate change, and qualify non-profit-owned or operated Tier 1 and Tier 2 schools. The program is free but requires a significant investment of time (2-4 hours per month for four months). Coaches ensure the correct data is in the ENERGY STAR portfolio, provide troubleshooting support, help develop EUI targets, and ensure Clean Buildings targets are met.

If interested in the Light Coaching Pathway, please complete the Seattle enrollment form and email it to

Unfortunately, the smaller utility districts don’t often offer Accelerator programs that we are aware of, but may be able to provide some resources: