On March 11th, the Washington Building Code Council will meet to consider several proposals to the state commercial energy code (WSEC-C). These proposals will ban natural gas for use in space heating and water heating new and retrofit commercial buildings. For background and information on the proposals, go here.
While these policies are currently restricted to the commercial energy code, we expect similar policies to be proposed for the residential code later this year. This is just the first move in a wider effort to limit customer choice in the energy sector.
Because the additional regulations and increased costs will have an adverse impact on the economic vitality and development of our region, the Chamber is opposed to the proposed code changes.
The public will have the opportunity to provide comment on March 11th at 10am. If you would like to make a comment, sign up using the form on this webpage.
The Tri-City Regional Chamber would like to thank Central Plateau Cleanup Company (CPC Co) for joining the Chamber at the Visionary Level, the Chamber's highest level of membership. CPC Co officially joined the Regional Chamber in January.
C-P-C Co is the prime contractor for environmental cleanup of the Central Plateau at Hanford. We appreciate CPC Co's investment in the Regional Chamber.
Thank you to everyone who attended Business After Hours on February 10, 2022. Thanks to Columbia Industries for hosting us!
The Tri-City Regional Chamber would like to thank Horse Heaven Clean Energy Center for upgrading their membership to the Director Level, the Chamber's second highest tier. The Center originally joined the Chamber in March 2020.
The Horse Heaven Clean Energy Center is being developed by Scout Clean Energy, a utility-scale clean energy developer with an extensive track record developing large-scale projects. We appreciate Horse Heaven Clean Energy Center’s investment in the Regional Chamber.