Energy Performance Disclosure and Upgrade at Point of Sale

Greenhouse gas emissions from the existing building stock are a significant contributor to climate change, while a home’s energy performance is an important, yet often inaccessible, piece of information for potential buyers. We aim to address the energy inefficiencies of existing housing by supporting legislation that will create a mechanism for energy disclosure at the point of listing, as well as potential energy efficient upgrade mandates in the future.

Such a policy must be carefully shaped to ensure impacts are equitable. This task force will be paying attention to how the policy mitigates negative impacts and ensures that frontline communities stand to benefit, providing input and review at the policy drafting stage and in supporting with advocacy outreach.

 


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Featured Image: zHome | Issaquah, WA
Architect: David Vandervort Architects | Builder: Ichijo USA
Project Partners: City of Issaquah, King County, Built Green, Puget Sound Energy, Port Blakely Communities, and WSU Energy Extension
Photo courtesy of zHome
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