Seattle Mayor Durkan’s proposed heating oil legislation passed out of committee and will be likely voted on by the full City Council next Monday afternoon (Sept 23) at 2pm. This legislation is a model policy that would reduce carbon pollution, overall energy use and heating bills, and support equitable adoption of clean heating technologies such as heat pumps. Click here to show your support!

CODE ADVOCACY: Call to Action September 27 
The final public hearing on the residential code changes will be in Olympia on Sep 27, starting at 10am. Practitioners and advocates are needed to show support for these critical advancements. If you are planning to provide written and/or spoken comment at the meeting please let know. We are also happy to help arrange carpools to Olympia!

Information for your comment: Sep 27 SBCC Public Hearing:
UPDATE: Healthy Homes, Healthy Buildings Legislation
Seattle City Council proposed legislation that would eliminate gas utility hook-ups in new construction was heard this week in committee. Councilmember Mike O’Brien will be working over the next few weeks with labor, environmental and other stakeholders to strengthen the policy, and will be bringing it back to committee in November. The Shift Zero Electrification Task Force is tracking this legislation and will continue to share updates.


Join this opportunity to learn about the path forward for Commercial PACER financing in WA, hosted by the Shift Zero PACER task force. The webinar will cover:
  • What is C-PACER financing and how would it work in Washington?
  • Why is C-PACER a winning opportunity for commercial building owners… especially now?
  • What can you do help C-PACER legislation pass in 2020?
Webinar details:


Join upcoming webinars sponsored by Emerald Cities Collaborative:
Sep 26: Cutting Carbon Emissions via Building Electrification: Implications for Vulnerable Communities. September 26, 10am - Register
Oct 3: Policy & Program Design for Building Electrification: Centering Advocacy on Equity and Inclusion. October 3, 10am - Register


Oct 10: Seattle 2030 District Vision Awards, Seattle, 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 18: Washington State Solar Summit, Bellevue. More info.

Oct 25-26: Northwest Green Building Slam and Summit, Seattle. More info.

Nov 19: Energy Leadership Summit, Seattle More info.

Dec 2: NW Energy Coalition Clean and Affordable Energy Conference, Seattle. Register.

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

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