On January 19th, 2021, Governor Inslee chose to veto the Washington State Building Code Councils (WSBCC) vote to delay the implementation of the Energy code. The council members thought that due to COVID-19, a further extension was needed.
The WSBCC, appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the legislature, believed the extension would have allowed builders the time necessary to adjust business plans, as well as given them the time they needed to better understand the new code so that they could properly abide by the new regulations.
The 2018 energy code will be implemented on February 1st.
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