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
UPDATE (10/15/21): ​
Building Owner notification letters have been sent. If you are an individual owner of a unit in a residential building, no action is needed. Contact your HOA or property manager if you have questions about participation in the Early Adopter Incentive Program.

Clean Buildings Standards

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Building Owner Notification

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

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