Welsh Commissioning Group 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 in Energy Star Portfolio Manager (ESPM). Buildings that do not meet the targets by the compliance date (between 2026 and 2028, depending on square footage) are subject to financial penalties, that could be substantial.
The new law is complicated, and we understand that as a building owner or operator, you have enough on your plate already - Welsh can help. We are partnering with local utility providers to identify grants and early adopter incentives - finding ways to minimize the cost of compliance for our clients. In addition, we have the qualifications to serve both as the Qualified Person and the Qualified Energy Auditor as defined by the Washington State Department of Commerce. Contact us today for more information about what this bill is going to mean for you and how we can help. You can also see our website for links to more useful information that can help you gear up for compliance.