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New home costs may soar an additional $9,000 next year because of new statewide policy

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OLYMPIA, Wash., December 3, 2023—The Washington State Building Code Council (SBCC) on November 28, adopted rules restricting the use of natural gas/propane appliances to adhere with lawmaker’s goals of building zero fossil-fuel greenhouse gas emission homes and buildings by the year 2031. The new effective date for all building codes is March 15, 2024. “Despite hundreds […]

Washington state Senate passes statewide cap on carbon bill 25-24

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By Sydney Brown | Washington State Journal Opponents say it will hurt consumers, businesses Supporters claim it will bring in money, curb emissions The Act is expected to generate $933,496,483 in revenue and $29.6 million in program costs over the next four years. Olympia, Wash., April 9, 2021 – A controversial statewide cap on carbon […]

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