State Proposes Rulemaking for 2018 Commercial Energy Code Amendments

Washington’s State Building Code Council has issued proposed rulemaking for amendments to the state’s 2018 commercial energy code.

You may read a summary of the changes here and the full rulemaking document here.

If you would like to submit comments directly to the SBCC, you may do so in person or in writing. A public hearing will be held on Friday, July 12 at 10 am at DES in Olympia (1500 Jefferson St., Presentation room #1213). Written comments must be submitted to the SBCC by July 26 to:

Washington State Building Code Council
P.O. Box 41449
Olympia, Washington 98504-1449

If you would like to submit comments to AIA|WA to be considered as part of the association’s formal comments, please send them to Kirsten at or call 206-957-1926.

The date of intended adoption for these rules is July 26, 2019. The effective date will be July 1, 2020 for new buildings.

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