Clean Buildings

On May 7, 2019, the Clean Buildings bill (HB 1257, 2019) was signed into law. The objective is to lower costs and pollution from fossil fuel consumption in the state’s existing buildings, especially large commercial buildings. The law requires the Washington State Department of Commerce to develop and implement an energy performance standard for these buildings and provide incentives to encourage efficiency improvements. 

Sustainable apartment building project

Clean Buildings Standards

Does this apply to my building?

How to Comply

Customer Support and Resources

Clean Buildings Portal


July 2021

Early Adopter Incentive Program

Agency Contacts

Emily Salzberg
Buildings Unit Managing Director

Luke Howard
Building Performance Specialist

Anneka McDonald
Incentive Program Manager

Annalyn Bergin
Administrative Coordinator


 Clean Buildings Live Q&A Session

  • Noon to 1 p.m. on May 4, 2021
  • Join by Zoom (link)
  • Join by phone: 253-215-8782 
    Meeting ID: 840 3823 7363
    Passcode: Buildings!
    Phone Passcode: 5759305030

Click here to submit questions in advance.
All questions submitted in advance (24 hours prior) will have priority.

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Commerce staff members are available to provide training for organizations, groups, and associations. Please contact to schedule training. 

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