Early implementation of Washington State’s Clean Building Performance Standard can help building owners save money

In early 2019, the Washington State Legislature passed HB-1257, the Washington Clean Buildings Performance Standard, into law. The legislature requires that the majority of facilities greater than 50,000 gross square feet will need to meet or exceed a prescriptive energy usage target based on the type of facility, with the largest buildings needing to comply […]

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How Commissioning Shapes the Built Environment

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Over the past few years, the focus in the construction and design, especially in the K-12 world, has shifted to thinking about the built environment. Simply put, the built environment considers and encompasses more about a space – it includes what the space is used for, who the space is used by, and how we […]

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Washington Clean Buildings Performance Standard Consulting – Now Offered by PV

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Performance Validation is excited to announce we will be offering consulting services to help clients across Washington bring their facility portfolios into compliance with the new Clean Buildings Performance Standard (HB1257). HB1257 is a recently adopted legislative measure that requires existing commercial buildings over 50,000 square feet to meet or exceed energy benchmarks as defined […]

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