Both Oregon and Washington are expected to update to new energy codes before the end of 2023. While each state is increasing the efficiency level of their residential energy code, the states have taken different approaches in designing their codes to generate these energy savings. In this session, speakers involved in the code development and implementation process in each state will summarize the significant changes coming with the new code versions and help decode what these changes will mean for projects that will be permitted to these new codes.
As Oregon and Washington’s codes evolve, they increasingly rely on whole-home solutions to achieve higher levels of efficiency. Getting these solutions right the first time require careful design, coordinated implementation on-site, and steady collaboration at all points along the way.