Washington First State to Require Electric Heat Pumps

Blackout electricity zigzags

Construction interests oppose change to state's energy code.

May 23, 2022
James Leggate - Engineering News-Record

A new ruling in Washington state that will require all new commercial buildings to use electric heat pumps is supported by environmentalists but opposed by several construction industry interests. The opposition fears the rule will have a negative impact on the cost and volume of real estate development.

Reprinted courtesy of James Leggate, Engineering News-Record

Mr. Leggate may be contacted at leggatej@enr.com

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