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Tell the Energy Code TAG to just say “no” to costly new proposals

June 9, 2022

The Energy Code TAG—or technical advisory group—will be considering a number of costly new proposals on all-electric homes and increased energy code credits on Friday.

Please join the meeting and tell the State Building Code Council’s Residential Energy Code TAG to just say “NO.”

  • When: 8:30 am to 3 pm on Friday, June 10, 2022
  • Where: Zoom: Click this link at the start of the meeting.
    • Meeting ID 914 7354 9297
    • Password: 666660
    • Telephone: 888-788-0099

These proposals would:

  • Require all new homes and apartments to be all-electric
  • Increase energy code credits required for compliance by 2.5 points for all housing units except additions

Support energy choice, not costly new proposals

Roughly 85% of Washington households are priced out of buying new or existing homes. Washington needs roughly 268,000 new homes to meet housing demand. The existing energy code has already added at least $20,000 to the price of a new home in Washington state.

BIAW supports energy choice and flexibility to allow builders to build more homes Washington residents can afford.

Talking Points – WSEC R TAG 2022

If approved, these proposals will eventually appear before the entire State Building Code Council for approval later this year.

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