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UPDATES FROM OLYMPIA

Shift Zero Members Oppose Attack on Energy Code
Shift Zero members testified last week in opposition to HB 2667, a bill that would undermine the energy code, one of the most important tools we have to address climate and energy goals in Washington state. There was a strong showing of advocates emphasizing that our Washington state energy code is widely regarded as one of the best in the nation, keeping us on a path towards the goal of net zero-ready construction by 2031 while delivering cost savings and healthier homes to Washington residents. For more information, see our recent blog post

C-PACER (HB 2405)
The C-PACER bill has passed the House Local Government committee and is awaiting a hearing in the House Appropriations Committee. Further details on the bill can be found in this policy flyer and 
advocacy toolkit.

Home Heating Electrification (HB 2586) 
This bill passed the House Environment & Energy committee earlier this week. See policy flyer, and for more information contact Kelly Hall at Climate Solutions, kelly.hall@climatesolutions.org.

CLEAN BUILDINGS RULEMAKING


Implementation of the Clean Buildings Act continues with a series of rulemaking meetings. Updated dates and information can be found on the Department of Commerce websiteComments on the first round of revised language are due February 14.

HOME ENERGY SCORE LABELING NEWS


Shift Zero’s Energy Performance Disclosure Task Force is tracking progress as home energy score policies gain traction in other states. Another city, Milwaukie, Oregon, has recently adopted a program based on Portland's Home Energy Score. For more information and to join outreach to municipalities here in Washington, contact Jeff Thiel at jeff.thiel@carboninnovations.org. 

UPCOMING EVENTS


Mar 12-14: 11th Annual Passive House Northwest Conference, Seattle. Register. Agenda available now!

Apr 9: GoGreen Conference, Seattle. Register.
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