Home  |   About us  |   Partner with AWC  |   Login      

Advocacy

Welcome to AWC’s online library of Legislative Bulletin and CityVoice news articles and other updates.

Published on Friday, February 6, 2015

Bill proposes new criteria and process for changes to state energy code

SB 5804 makes a number of changes to the process the State Building Code Council uses to adopt and amend our state energy code, including:

  • Specifies that amendments to the Code for non-residential buildings may be adopted if they increase energy efficiency and promote a competitive business climate based on economic, technical, and process factors.
  • Specifies that amendments to the Code for residential buildings may be adopted if they increase energy efficiency, promote a competitive business climate, and are technically feasible, commercially available, and cost-effective to building owners and tenants.
  • Requires the Council to adopt rules that are consistent with Chapter 19.85 RCW, the Regulatory Fairness Act.

The bill is currently scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Government Operations & Security Committee at 10:00 am on February 9. If you have comments or concerns with this bill please share them with Carl Schroeder.

Categories: Energy
  Search