Clean Buildings

Clean buildings are essential to meeting our state energy goals. In 2019 the Clean Buildings bill was signed into law and later expanded in 2022. The objective is to lower costs and pollution from fossil fuel consumption in the state’s existing covered buildings and multifamily buildings. The law also provides incentives to encourage building owners to make energy efficiency improvements earlier than required. Learn more about the Clean Buildings Performance Standards.

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How to Comply

Building owners and their teams may not know where to start. Visit the How to Comply page to learn more about the steps to get started.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Browse or search our Frequently Asked Questions. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, send a question or comment to our staff by emailing

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Clean Buildings Library

Get fact sheets, flowcharts, quick reference guides and other information about the Clean Buildings Performance Standard.

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Customer Support and Resources

Find resources from Commerce and other organizations that support compliance, including a directory of qualified persons and qualified energy auditors that may be able to assist you in compliance.

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Clean Buildings Portal

The Clean Buildings Portal is a database of all Tier 1 buildings and provides building owners a secure system to manage their building’s compliance with the Clean Buildings Performance Standard and submit applications to the Early Adopter Incentive Program.

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Early Adopter Incentive Program

The Early Adopter Incentive Program is available to qualified building owners interested in early compliance with the Clean Buildings Performance Standard. Learn more about the qualifications and application process.

Updates and Events

Commerce is asking building owners to participate in the rulemaking process for the state’s expanded Clean Buildings Performance Standard. The expansion applies to buildings between 20,000 and 50,000 square feet, adding a new second tier that includes multi-family buildings. We are hosting a series of workshops to establish rules, reporting requirements and the financial incentive program for Tier 2 buildings.

SB5722 Rulemaking Schedule

Workshop: Tier 1 Amendments and updates – August 24, 2023

Workshop: Comprehensive Review for Tier 1 and 2- Sept 7-13, 2023

Pre-Rulemaking Webinar: Introduction to the Clean Buildings Expansion – April 13, 2023

Emergency Rule Hearing: Request to Extend Window for Building Owners to Apply for Exemption – May 09, 2023

Workshop: Customer Outreach, Technical Support and Energy Benchmarking – May 18, 2023

Workshop: Energy Management Plan (EMP) and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Program – June 15, 2023

Workshop: Annex Y and Administrative Requirements – July 13, 2023


Emily Salzberg
Buildings Unit Managing Director
Phone: 360-725-3105


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