Support energy choice this Friday
March 7, 2022
BIAW members have two opportunities to support energy choice this Friday before the Washington State Building Code Council (SBCC). The final public hearing on Group 1 codes (IBC, IFC, WSEC-Commercial) is from 10 am – 4 pm. on Friday, March 11, in virtual format.
Support energy choice in multi-family buildings
If you feel inclined to support energy choice and join the opposition to restricting natural gas in multi-family buildings under the International Building Code, please consider signing up to testify and/or submitting written testimony.
The SBCC will not consider written or oral comments made in Fall 2021 as part of the Group 1 Code adoption process. If you submitted comments in Fall 2021 and want them to be included in the public record, please re-submit or sign-up to provide testimony.
Resources to help craft written/oral comments
- Template for comments supporting energy choice. Please send all letters to the SBCC at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 pm on March 11.
- BIAW’s letter regarding all the code provisions
- Talking points supporting energy choice
- Full commercial energy code industry recommendations
- CR-102 Proposed Rules for WSEC-Commercial.
- Preliminary Cost/Benefit Analysis
Extend delayed prohibition on gas fireplaces with continuously burning pilot lights
The SBCC will also hear virtual testimony on the prohibition on gas fireplaces with continuously burning pilot lights within the 2018 Washington State Energy Code, Residential provisions (WAC 51-11R, Section R403.1.3), You can provide written testimony to email@example.com until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 11.
Date/Time: Friday, March 11, 2022 10 a.m.
To join Zoom meeting by phone: 1-888-788-0099 Password: 343617
To join Zoom meeting by computer: Meeting link:
Meeting ID: 940 3781 3653 Password: 343617
Public Testimony Sign Up Sheet: https://sbcc.wa.gov/sites/default/files/2022-02/Public_Testimony_Sign_Up_Form_2_1.pdf
Please contact Andrea Smith, MPA, BIAW Building Codes & Policy Manager at (360) 352-7800 x 114 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.