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LEGISLATIVE SESSION BEGINS
Washington legislators have the opportunity this session to approve some key measures needed to move our state forward on an equitable transition off polluting fossil fuel use in buildings. Shift Zero advocacy is needed to support these bills throughout the session! Each week we will highlight opportunities to weigh in. 

Take Action!

Building Performance Standards Expansion - SB 5722: This bill would set smaller commercial and multifamily buildings on a path to better optimize their energy use and reduce pollution – and provide owners of these buildings access to technical and financial assistance, with priority to frontline and low-income communities. A public hearing is set for Thursday, January 13 at 10:30am in the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee.
Targeted Electrification - HB 1767: Allows public utilities to fund electrification retrofits, an authority already granted to private utilities, to expand clean energy opportunities for all utility customers. A public hearing is scheduled for Friday, January 14 at 10am in the House Environment & Energy Committee.
Energy For All: Community Briefing January 13, 12pm
Front and Centered is hosting a virtual community briefing on the Energy For All bill (HB 1490) which requires energy utilities to offer low income customers and customers with disabilities the option of having their bills capped at 3% of their household income for residential use. Join to learn more about energy justice and how to get involved with advocacy. Register.

WHAT WE'RE READING


UPCOMING EVENTS


  • Jan 13: Seattle's Climate Action Successes That Smaller Cities Can Copy, People for Climate Action. Register.
  • Jan 19: Central Heat Pumps - Find the most cost effective solution for your home, Electrify Now. Register
  • Mar 10: Seattle 2030 District Vision Awards, More info.
Code Trainings:
  • All 2018 WSEC-R trainings and videos, WSU Energy Program's Training page.
  • Ongoing: Earth Advantage's Sustainable Homes Professional training. New online, on-demand format for the entire NW region. Register.
  • Ongoing: Chasing Opportunities in the Washington Energy Code, Watch the videos anytime on BetterBuiltNW’s Youtube Channel.
  • On the Level Series: Three-part series on Exterior Air Barriers, Balanced Ventilation and ERVs/HRVs. Register.
Questions or Feedback? Contact info@shiftzero.org

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