Washington House Bill 1084,The Healthy Homes and Clean Buildings Act, would require all new buildings in the State Washington to be zero-carbon by 2030 and seek to eliminate fossil fuel consumption in existing buildings by 2050. The legislation put Washington on pace to become the first U.S. state to implement statewide restrictions on natural gas infrastructure in new construction, while simultaneously tackling retrofits in existing buildings. This is a move towards decarbonizing the building sector with electric utilities taking the chief responsibility for heating homes and businesses. Read more