Special Invitation:
Incentives that Work - Policy Track

Built Green Conference, September 12

Shift Zero is leading two sessions at this year's Built Green Conference geared for policymakers, advocates, and experts from across the state interested in catalyzing zero net carbon building market transformation. 
This is a unique opportunity to hear from leaders in jurisdictions where incentives have shifted the market, followed by a work session where audience members come away with ideas for incentives tailored for their communities. 

Spread the word to your networks! 
  • Complimentary track registration for the two sessions listed below is available for city/county officials. Email for info.
  • Please invite your contacts including building, code, and local government officials, planning directors, builders, and others who may be interested. Invitation details can be found here.
Session A: Creating Incentives That Work | 10:10 AM 
During this session, attendees will gain a better understanding of the variety of incentive options and discover what Seattle, King County, Shoreline and Kirkland are doing to create successful shifts in the market. A panel of government representatives will discuss the successes and challenges of their cities' green building incentives. 

Session B: Tailored Incentive Development for Your Jurisdiction | 11:20 AM 
This will be a session geared for policymakers and elected officials. Allies, advocates, and partners are welcome to join and contribute to this important conversation! 
During this work session, Rose Lathrop and Dan Wildenhaus will give an overview of certification programs, share the Shift Zero Toolkit, and lead a small group work session to help our state's decision-makers to determine what incentives will work for their community and what barriers exist to adopting them. 


Residential Energy Code 
We are mobilizing advocates for the September residential energy code public hearings in Olympia and Spokane. Learn about the current proposed changes and how to advocate:
Webinar: Residential Energy Code Advocacy 101

  • Thursday, Aug 29 2-3pm 
  • RSVP to 
  • Hosted by the Shift Zero Roadmap to ZNE Task Force
Key Meeting Dates:
  • Sep 13: SBCC Public Hearing, Spokane - 10am
  • Sep 27: SBCC Public Hearing, Olympia - 10am 

Information about the major code proposals can be found in this advocacy overview. Questions? Contact


  • Northwest Green Building Slam and Summit, Oct 25-26 at Kane Hall in Seattle. Call for proposals deadline Aug 12. More info.
  • GoGreen Conference - Seattle, Apr 9, 2020. Submit a proposal by Aug 23. More info.


Sep 12: Built Green Conference, Lynnwood. Register here.

Oct 9-11: Getting to Zero Forum, Oakland. Register here.
Shift Zero members receive a 10% discount on the Full Forum Pass registration. Contact for the code.

Oct 25-26: Northwest Green Building Slam and Summit. Submissions open until Aug 12. More info.

Dec 4-8: 14th Annual North American Passive House Conference, Washington DC. Register here.

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