After another year of devastating climate-driven wildfire, drought and an unprecedented heat wave that killed over 100 people across our state, it is critical that Washington continues to act on climate. Our state leaders need to protect our communities from the worst impacts of the climate crisis through smart energy policies.
Buildings – through the energy it takes to power them – are one of the largest and fastest-growing sources of climate pollution in Washington. Now our state has a unique opportunity to set an example nationally for how to cut pollution from buildings by developing the most climate-friendly statewide building energy codes in the country. Unfortunately, the fossil fuel industry is doing everything in its power to stop this from happening.
This opportunity to update and improve our building energy codes to incorporate the latest technologies comes up only once every three years. We need you to lend your voice to this fight and ensure that Washington is putting policies in place now to reduce emissions and invest in a more sustainable, healthier and equitable future. Can you take action today to tell the State Building Code Council to move forward with proposed amendments to the Washington building code to electrify our buildings and transition our economy away from fossil fuels?
Thank you for your dedication to climate justice and a fossil fuel free future for Washington.