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