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SDCI Closures, Service Updates, and Inspection Requirements

SDCI customer service areas remain closed until further notice and continue offering services online. King County has approval from the State Department of Health to allow all private construction activities that are low-risk and adhere to strict COVID 19 Job site Requirements. The City of Seattle has issued requirements for construction projects seeking inspections. The City WILL NOT INSPECT any site that does not follow these requirements.


Summary: The Seattle Energy Code allows credit for passive solar gains through glazing in Group R occupancy (residential) spaces if the Systems Analysis (Chapter 4) compliance option is used. In addition, the Seattle Land Use Code provides certain benefits for solar collectors with good solar exposure.

Date Revised: 11/15/2010

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