All posts by Kirsten Smith

Advocacy in Action

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Join us for Advocacy in Action, a free, 3-part webinar series on how architects can effectively advocate for the issues most important to them. AIA Washington Council advocates on behalf of our members on a range of issues, including: Climate change and the role of the built environment in addressing…

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September Newsletter

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AIA|WA September Newsletter Our September Newsletter for AIA|WA members is available HERE. In it you’ll find updates on Washington’s new commercial building performance standard under the Clean Buildings Act; the county-by-county roll-out of C-PACER financing, which will provide new funding for efficiency and resiliency projects; a listing of our Civic…

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Clean Buildings

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State’s Clean Buildings Law Nears the End of Rulemaking Washington’s 2019 Clean Buildings Act has been undergoing rulemaking by the Department of Commerce for over a year. The law establishes a mandatory building performance standard for commercial buildings greater than 50,000 square feet and includes incentives to encourage efficiency improvements….

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June 2020 Advocacy Newsletter

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AIA|WA’s June 2020 Newsletter is HERE. It features AIA’s response to the Black Lives Matter movement, potential legislative actions to combat the COVID-related budget crisis, yet another new implementation date for the state’s 2018 codes, and more. As always, we welcome your comments and ideas.

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May 2020 Advocacy Newsletter

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AIA|WA’s May 2020 Newsletter is HERE. It features Washington’s reopening criteria for professional services offices as part of Phase 2, information about a potential special session of the Legislature, a review of this year’s legislative and statewide elections, and more. As always, we welcome your comments and ideas.

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