As part of its comprehensive effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Washington, the 2019 legislature adopted a new measure, HB 1257, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from Washington’s commercial building sector…HB 1257 adopts a series of legislative changes designed to substantially improve the energy performance of commercial buildings, to encourage the conservation of natural gas and the use of renewable natural gas, and to make new commercial buildings ready for electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure… By prioritizing energy efficiency for Washington’s commercial buildings and creating new programs to encourage renewable natural gas, HB 1257 promises to transform how commercial buildings operate in the state over the next two decades. The legislation is likely to create substantial new business opportunities for energy efficiency contractors, institutions interested in financing energy efficiency investments, and for producers of renewable natural gas such as dairy digesters.  More >>