Category Archives: News

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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Congratulations to 2020 AIA Award Winners and members elevated to the College of Fellows!

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Each year the American Institute of Architects recognizes members for their contributions to the profession and excellence in design. Join us in congratulating these five AIA Washington Council members recognized this year. Congratulations to JoAnn Hindmarsh Wilcox AIA on receiving a 2020 Young Architects Award. Read more about JoAnn and…

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January 2020 Advocacy Newsletter: Legislative Session Week 3

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AIA|WA’s December Newsletter is available for download HERE.  In it you’ll find information about the first three weeks of the 2020 Legislative Session in Olympia, including our work on bills related to contracting, architect licensing, the B&O tax, C-PACER, embodied carbon, the State Building Code Council, housing and more. For…

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July 2019 AIA|WA Newsletter

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Our inaugural issue of the AIA Washington Council Newsletter is available for download HERE.  In it you’ll find information about: AIA|WA’s new Executive Director The 20 x 2020 Building Challenge The architect newly appointed to the state House of Representatives An opportunity for residential architects to serve on a State…

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2018 Residential Energy Code Amendments Proposed

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The Washington State Building Code Council is currently undergoing a review process for proposed amendments to the state’s 2018 residential energy code. Twenty-four proposals have been accepted by both the Council’s Energy Code Technical Advisory Group and the full Council to be moved forward to public comment. The proposed residential energy code…

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