The Washington Clean Buildings Performance Standard focuses on reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from the existing building industry by putting a cap on the energy used in commercial buildings 50,000 square feet and larger across the state.
Buildings are required to reduce energy use to a specific target, report performance and continue to manage and maintain more energy efficient operations.
What to Know
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Any non-residential building larger than 50,000 gross square feet
- Multi-family residential
- Federally-owned and sovereign nations
Plan for Compliance
It’s not too early to start planning. Compliance is mandatory and permanent, reoccurring every five years. Due dates are based on building size:
Gross Floor Area | Due Date
- ≥ 220,000 | June 1, 2026
- 90,000 – 220,000 | June 1, 2027
- 50,000 – 90,000 | June 1, 2028
Early Adoption Incentive Program (EAIP)
The $75 million capped incentive fund is geared toward high energy users. Upon owner qualification, a one-time payout of $.85/square feet is paid out by utilities, after the building is brought into compliance.
We’re here to support and guide you with a straightforward process to bring your buildings into compliance. Contact us to start the compliance process.