Clean Buildings for Washington Act 
SB 5293 has passed out of the Senate fiscal committee and is available to voted on by the full Senate. Please reach out to your Senator today, emphasizing support for the bill. 

Already contacted your legislator earlier this session? Great! Reach out again! They need to hear from you often to keep these bills at the forefront. 

While both the Senate and House versions have been amended to remove the provision for residential stretch codes, these are still strong bills that could change the landscape for efficiency in buildings Washington. If you or your organization is particularly interested in the residential stretch code provision, mention that to your legislators in your outreach.

Keep the buzz on building efficiency going!
  • Media: Check out recent coverage on clean buildings on KUOW and the Inlander
  • Tweet: If your org has social media presence, tweet out the above articles, using the #cleanbuildings #waleg hashtags. Feel free to tag some of our Senate and House champions (@reuvencarlyle @bethdoglio @joefitzgibbon @meetjoenguyen) or other legislators you think should hear about these bills.
  • Talk about your interests to other groups who are active in the legislature.
  • Blog about clean buildings. (Thank you for this post, Leah Missik!)
  • Write a letter to the editor or an op-ed to your local paper (we have a template).
  • Need backgrounder materials? 
  • Sign-on Letter: If you are not an official member of Shift Zero and want to join the sign-on letter please contact
C-PACER Financing
C-PACER (HB 1796 / SB 5293) was voted out of the House Local Government Committee, and the Shift Zero PACER task force is continuing engagement and outreach with stakeholders to move it out of the House before the next cut-off date, March 13.


Call for Submissions, AIA Sustainability Slam Apr 24
AIA Seattle’s Committee on the Environment is hosting its annual Sustainability Slam on April 24 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Submit a case study or idea on sustainable design (7 minutes / 21 slides) by March 15. Send your name, a bio or resume, presentation title, 1-3 sentence description, and 3-5 sample slides to Questions? Contact Kirsten Smith.  


Building Decarbonization Coalition
The recently formed Building Decarbonization Coalition launched a Roadmap to Decarbonize California's Buildings, a plan for the state to cut building emissions 20 percent in the next six years and 40 percent by 2030.


Mar 5: Technical Proposals Putting the 2021 IECC on a Glide Path to Efficiency 
Webinar hosted by NBI. Register

Mar 7: ShiftBuilding Symposium High Performance HVAC Systems, UW Bothell 
Hosted by NW EcoBuilding Guild Register

Apr 23: HDC's Annual Celebration Luncheon
Featuring keynote by U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, at Washington State Convention Center Register

May 7: Shift Zero Spring Meeting
Save the date! Smart Buildings Center, Time TBA 

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