Time to advocate for a Clean and Healthy State Residential Building Code – ACT NOW before public comments end on Oct.14th
Urging folks to come to a training on Sept 15 to learn how to testify or help non-speaking for the SBCC residential code prior to fall hearings.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Fellow Climate Advocates,
This past Earth Day, Washington made history by adopting the first statewide regulation to build new commercial and large multifamily apartment buildings with high efficiency heat pumps and heat pump water heaters. This was in large part because over 5,000 Washingtonians urged our State Building Code Council (SBCC) to make the right choice. Now, we have an opportunity to keep up the momentum and pass building codes for new homes and small multi-family residences with high efficiency heat pumps and improved ventilation for homes with gas stoves. By law, our cities cannot do this on their own, only the state can make this change.

This opportunity to update and improve the building codes in Washington comes up only once every three years. We need you to lend your voice to this fight and ensure that Washington is reducing our climate emissions, cutting unhealthy indoor air pollution, and investing in a more sustainable and equitable future. Can you take action today to tell the Washington State Building Code Council to move forward with proposed amendments to the building code to transition our homes to efficient and climate friendly heat pumps?

TAKE ACTION:

  • Save Sept 29th or Oct. 14th (10-2) to Attend Hearings (testimony not necessary) – see below for more info
  • Sign and get others to sign an existing petition and/or send in your or your organization’s own comments by Oct. 10th.
  • Attend a webinar on Sept. 15 6-7:30 PM to find out more on advocating and help others advocate

Thank you for your dedication to climate justice and a cleaner, healthier and more equitable future for Washington. SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Feel free to contact me with questions.

Holly Townes
46th Demos Environmental Caucus
206-751-4591