Meeting Schedule
Implementation of the Clean Buildings Act continues with a series of pre-rulemaking meetings to gather input. The remaining dates for 2019 are December 10 and December 19, in Seattle at the Smart Buildings Center, and initial dates have been announced for next year: January 30, February 26, and March 25, 2020, with locations and times to be announced. More information can be found on the Department of Commerce
Provide Input 
To facilitate rulemaking and supplement the workshops, the Department of Commerce has posted
questions for input. If you would like to provide feedback or have other questions on the rulemaking, email Amy Wheeless at


Are you an energy modeler, code expert, engineer, architect, designer or other practitioner, and thinking about how best to share your skills? Consider joining the new Shift Zero technical committee. This ad hoc group will be consulted for technical input on policies; no regular meetings are involved! Contact to join.


Neighborhoods With More People of Color Pay Higher Energy Bills, CityLab.
Not only are residents of minority neighborhoods paying more of their income for energy bills, but federal government housing policies are a huge part of the reason why.

Sacramento Wants to Electrify Its Homes, Low-Income Families Included, Greentech Media. How does a municipal utility committed to eliminating carbon from buildings ensure its most disadvantaged customers aren’t left behind?


Webinar Dec 11: Labor Impacts of Building Electrification and Recommended Planning and Policy Approaches.  Register here.

Webinar Dec 12: Electrification -- What Does It Mean for Energy Efficiency? Hosted by DOE’s Better Buildings Residential Network. Register

Mar 12-14, 2020: 11th Annual Passive House Northwest Conference, Seattle. Register.

Apr 9, 2020: GoGreen Conference, Seattle. Register.
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