CLEAN BUILDINGS BILL
The Clean Buildings bill (Chapter 285, Laws of 2019) was signed into law on May 7, 2019. The objective is to lower energy costs and reduce pollution from fossil fuel consumption in the state’s existing buildings, especially large commercial buildings. The Standard and incentive program is administered by the Washington State Department of Commerce.
The Standard applies to large non-residential, hotel, motel, and dormitory buildings greater than 50,000 gross square feet, excluding the parking garage area. Large multifamily residential buildings are exempt from mandatory requirements of the Standard but are eligible for the Early Adopter Incentive Program.
Mandatory compliance dates are based on building size.
Commerce has identified parcels containing a building or a portion of a building, that may be subject to the Standard or possibly eligible for the Early Adopter Incentive Program. Please review the list to verify that your parcel contains a building(s) or a portion of a building.