NW Ecobuilding Guild Education Event: Net Zero Carbon Buildings, Policy Update – Feb 27

When:  Feb 27, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Where:  Phinney Neighborhood Center Lower Brick Building Basement, 6532 Phinney Ave N

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Is the lack of action on Climate Change burning you up?!?  Come hear from Green Building advocates what they are doing about it:  lighting a fire for bold new building energy policies to equitably scale up zero net carbon buildings.  Shift Zero is an alliance of 28 green building, affordable housing and climate action organizations building support for policy initiatives including state-level proposals for PACE Financing, a residential stretch code, and commercial outcomes-based energy code, as well as the 20×2020 Building Challenge in King County, and a newly published municipal Policy Toolkit for municipal green-building incentive options urging medium-sized cities like Tacoma and Bellingham to get serious about solutions.  The Guild help launch Shift Zero in 2017, now we need you to get involved to help carry these initiatives forward.


Chris van Daalen, NW EcoBuilding Guild Executive Director will discuss the ShiftZero Alliance and the new Municipal Policy Toolkit of Incentives for Zero Carbon Buildings being used to advocate policies in Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Bellingham and other mid-sized cities in Washington.

Amy Wheeless, NW Energy Coalition, will provide an update and call to action on Net Zero Energy Buildings legislation in the Governor’s Clean Energy policy package, including the Tiered Residential “Stretch Code” bill

Elly Bunzendahl, O’Brien and Company, will share exciting news about PACER, a bill to authorize “Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing and Resilience” to incentivize and finance highly efficient and net-zero homes and buildings.

Zack Semke of Passive House NW, or Patti Southard of King County Green Tools (invited), will share the momentum of the 20 by 2020 Building Challenge, now enrolling projects accepting the challenge to get 20 Zero Net Carbon Buildings (20,000 SF or larger) under construction by 2020.