Washington's New Clean Building Standards
Many businesses may not be aware of, or fully understand, Washington State’s new Clean Buildings Standards. Avista wants to help by providing a quick overview of the law, so you can get a head start—and maybe even save money—on compliance.
House Bill 1257 was passed by the Washington State Legislature in May of 2019. The law sets new energy performance standards for all existing commercial buildings in the state that are 50,000 sq. ft. or larger. Buildings that fit this category will be required to meet Energy-Use Intensity targets (EUIt) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Department of Commerce plans to notify impacted building owners of these performance requirements by July 1, 2021. Their website provides compliance details and links to helpful resources and information.