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Final Farewell

November 24, 2021 | Comments Off on Final Farewell

It has been my honor to serve as your Government Affairs Director for 2020 and 2021. Although a unique and trying time, we were able to initiate significant advancement for our region and the building industry. In fact, last year’s Association efforts won four Association Excellence Awards from our National Association for the innovative work we did, even during the early stages of the pandemic. This year was just as impactful with local advocacy and political wins, including three SHBA members winning elected office!   I am proud of the accomplishments these past two years. As your advocate to government,…

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2021 Election Results

November 3, 2021 | Comments Off on 2021 Election Results

Endorsed Candidate Update While a handful of votes remain to be counted, the results of this year’s elections are all but final. Two races we have our eye on will likely enter the recount process. A machine recount is required when the difference between the top two candidates is less than 2,000 votes and also less than 1/2 of 1% of the total number of votes cast for both candidates. A manual recount is required when the difference between the top two candidates is less than 150 votes and also less than 1/4 of 1% of the total votes cast for…

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State Building Code Council passes emergency rules to address supply chain issues

November 3, 2021 | Comments Off on State Building Code Council passes emergency rules to address supply chain issues

From the BIAW Blog The Washington State Building Code Council (SBCC) recently released two new emergency rules to address supply chain issues brought to its attention by BIAW and others in the industry. Heat pumps Deliveries for heat pumps are unpredictable and costs for these systems have increased up to $6,900. Due to the current global microchip shortage, it has been particularly difficult to source the outdoor portion of residential heat pumps. As we shared on Oct. 18, after receiving a request from BIAW, the SBCC adopted the following emergency rule to address the current heat pump shortage: Builders: For…

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Sustainability ‘Action’ Plan?

October 27, 2021 | Comments Off on Sustainability ‘Action’ Plan?

Spokane is desperate for sustainable solutions but may be adopting plans that aren’t feasible.   In the months leading up to City Council’s vote on adopting the Sustainability Action Plan (SAP), local housing sector leaders have published a third-party feasibility study. On Monday night, City Council voted to approve the final draft of the Spokane Sustainability Action Plan (SAP), which will be used as a framework for meeting the aggressive environmental goals set forth by the City and the State. Spokane has the opportunity to lead the world in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build a more sustainable…

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