December 19, 2023

BetterBuiltNW December 2023 Newsletter


BetterBuiltNW Ask the Expert: Answers to Oregon Energy Code FAQs

The technical team at Oregon Department of Energy explains some of the finer details of the state’s energy code. These answers to frequently asked questions will provide insight into the 2023 Oregon Residential Specialty Code before it becomes mandatory on April 1, 2024. Read the article on our website.

45L Tax Credit: What You Need to Know training now available On-Demand

If you missed the 45L Tax Credit: What You Need to Know live webinar, don’t worry! You can now access this training online and on-demand at your convenience.

"This was a great overview of all the 45L Tax Credit components and what's needed to take next steps," said one attendee.

Learn more and access the course

Washington State Building Code Council Adopts Energy Code Changes

On November 28, 2023, the Washington State Building Code Council approved the changes to residential and commercial energy codes. These changes will become effective with the 2021 Washington State Energy Code on March 15, 2024.

View the draft of the adopted changes.


Every month this section features must-read content from past newsletters just in case you missed it. 

Programs in the News

Every month, BetterBuiltNW highlights different programs in the news to keep builders and Raters/verifiers informed about key updates, program changes, and features.

Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties


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