During the 2022 Washington State Legislative Session, lawmakers debated the issue of how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in buildings with Substitute Senate Bill 5722.
The Senate heard the bill on the floor on February 11. The Senate passed the bill, 27-22. It then went over to the House, where it was debated on March 3. The House passed the bill, with amendments, 53-45. The bill then went back over to the Senate on February 8 to see where Senators would concur with the House amendments. The Senate passed the bill 28-21, sending the legislation onto the governor’s office, for an opportunity to be signed into law.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Incentives
If signed by the governor, the bill obligates the Washington State Department of Commerce to set energy efficiency standards and a support program for most owners of most commercial and multi-family residential buildings of 20,000 to 49,999 square feet. Incentive payments would be available for owners that qualify.
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