Let's say yes to healthier buildings for a healthier climate
March 6, 2019

When it comes to buildings, the decisions we make today will have impacts for decades to come. Right now, the buildings sector is our second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Washington state, and buildings emissions have actually increased by 50% since 1990. The good news is that we can turn this around by supporting Senate Bill 5293/ House Bill 1257, the Clean Buildings for Washington Act.
Tell your Senator today: Washington can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, create jobs, and make buildings healthier to live and work in. Support SB 5293/HB 1257!
The Clean Buildings Act comprehensively addresses emissions sources in several ways:

It creates a performance standard for new and existing large commercial buildings, and incentivizes early efficiency gains;
New large buildings that include parking facilities must be built to accommodate electric vehicle charging; and
Gas utilities must set and meet energy efficiency targets.

Together, these actions will improve the environment, our health, and our economy.
But we need to act quickly! This bill is likely up for a vote soon.
Email your legislators now to tell them you support the Clean Buildings Act!

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Author Bio

Joëlle Robinson

Field Director, Climate Solutions

Joëlle engages citizens and diverse constituencies—faith, health, veteran, youth, parents, sportsmen, business—to make their voices heard for climate solutions. She led local field work collaboration with our partners toward passing a federal climate bill, and is currently working to ensure we stop any coal export from the U.S. West Coast.

Joëlle was the Regional Outreach Coordinator of National Wildlife Federation where she focused on mobilizing hunters, anglers and concerned citizens around solutions to global warming. Previous work with Climate Solutions includes the NW Climate Connections partnership, serving as the Field Assistant for the successful Clean Cars campaign, and Field Director of the Renewable Fuel Standard, which passed in April 2006.

She is a board member of Earth Ministry and on the Advisory Board for the Seattle Area Happiness Initiative. She previously served on the Solar Washington board and Sierra Club Executive Committee.

Joëlle is a Northwest native who loves to hike, bike, dance, paraglide, and travel. Her favorite quote is “Hope is borne of participating in hopeful solutions.” — Marianne Williamson.

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