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 buildings. The law directed Commerce to develop and implement an energy performance standard for covered buildings, and the expansion now includes multifamily buildings. The law also provides incentives to encourage building owners to make energy efficiency improvements earlier than required.

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Clean Buildings Performance Standard

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to Comply

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Customer Support and Resources

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Clean Buildings Portal

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Early Adopter Incentive Program

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Agency Contact

Emily Salzberg
Buildings Unit Managing Director
buildings@commerce.wa.gov

Need Help?

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

Or call: 360-725-3105

Upcoming Events

Upcoming events Buildings Team members will be a panelist or present

NAIOP Washington State- Clean Buildings Briefing- Free for members, Virtual
– 9 to 10 a.m. PDT, May 24

Smart Buildings Exchange 2022 (SBX) – Free, Virtual and In-Person
– 9 a.m. PDT, Mon, Aug 22  – 2 p.m. PDT Wed, Aug. 24 

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