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Join us May 7: Shift Zero Spring Meeting Agenda


Come share your input on Shift Zero's vision forward and our action priorities for the coming year! We have a full agenda set for the spring member and ally meeting. Please note we've adjusted the meeting time to conclude at 2pm.
  • Agenda 
  • 8:30-9am: coffee and networking // 9am-2pm: meeting, including lunch
  • Smart Buildings Center, 1200 12th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
  • RSVP

LEGISLATIVE NEWS


This was a big week for climate, environmental justice, and clean buildings! The Clean Buildings for Washington Act, Appliance Efficiency Standards, HFCs bill, HEAL Act, Solar Fairness Act, and Clean Energy bills are all moving! Thank you all so much for your engagement, and enthusiasm to get good policy across the finish line.
 
Here is the latest:
  • Clean Buildings for Washington Act (HB 1257): Onto the Governor’s desk! This bill would establish a building energy performance standard for large commercial buildings, would establish gas utility standards for conservation, and renewable natural gas, and direct new buildings to be EV-ready. See this flyer for more information.
  • Appliance Standards (HB 1444): Onto the Governor’s desk! This bill would set energy and water use standards for many common home and commercial products.
  • HFCs Bill (HB 1112): This bill was passed out of Senate on Monday, though with a weakening amendment that the House has disputed and sent back to the Senate. This bill would phase out hydrofluorocarbons.
  • HEAL Act (HB 2009): The HEAL Act would require state agencies to use environmental health disparity data and analysis when making decisions about enforcement, investments, and policy development. The bill is now HB 2009 and needs a Senate vote. More information here.
  • Solar Fairness Act (SB 5223): Going to the Governor’s desk! This bill would update the way that net metering of solar use is handled between a customer and a utility.
  • Clean Energy (SB 5116): This bill would transition our electricity grid to 100% clean by 2045, with interim targets in 2025 and 2030. It needs to be concurred upon by the Senate before it moves to the Governor’s desk. An extensive article by Vox about the bill is here.

ANNOUNCEMENTS


Built Green Conference Sep 12: Call for Proposals 
Submittals due by May 7. Sessions will cover a range of topics from building science to policy, groundbreaking technical research to discussions on equity, affordability, and community. More info

UPCOMING EVENTS


Apr 25: King County GreenTools Roundtable: Kicking Off Community Engagement in Energy Democracy
Come learn about Energy Democracy and the built environment, including a Shift Zero update on the 20 by 2020 Building Challenge and HDC’s aligned Exemplary Buildings Pilot for Affordable Housing. Register

Apr 30: ILFI Summit for a Carbon-Free Future, Seattle
Register

May 7: Shift Zero Spring Meeting
Open to all members and allies. Smart Buildings Center, 8:30am-2pm. RSVP

May 8: GiveBIG for Shift Zero!
Shift Zero is participating in the GiveBIG charitable giving day.

 
Questions or Feedback? Contact info@shiftzero.org

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