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2018 Energy and Building Code Changes Now Available

Posted on Dec 20, 2019 in:
  • Building Codes
  • Industry Issues
  • Advocacy

Recently adopted changes to the Washington State Energy Code—Residential and 2018 building codes are now available on the State Building Code Council’s (SBCC) website. View the 2018 codes, listed under “Recently Enacted Rules.”

MBAKS raised serious concerns with the Energy Code changes that were pending before the SBCC this year, noting in our comments that they would be very costly to implement, negatively impacting housing affordability statewide. Barring any changes by the legislature, the new codes take effect July 1, 2020.

Please note, BIAW has begun scheduling classes covering significant changes to the 2018 codes, including two at MBAKS on April 21 and May 19, 2020. Space is limited and members are encouraged to register today to reserve your spot.

For more information, contact Senior Policy Analyst Allison Butcher, 425.460.8223.

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Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer