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.