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.

Customer Service

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 Buildings@Commerce.wa.gov.

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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.

Events

Early Adopter Incentive Program Q&A

Commerce is hosting an Early Adopter Incentive Program Question and Answer Session on February 22, 2023, from 11:00am to 12:00pm PT. Please register in advance and submit questions via the online registration form.

Contact

Emily Salzberg
Buildings Unit Managing Director
Email: Buildings@Commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-3105

Need Help?

Submit any questions or support requests using the Customer Support Form.

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