Trade Ally Network Northwest

Seattle’s Bold Move

Building Emissions Performance Standards Set for a Greener Future Seattle is once again at the forefront of environmental stewardship with the unanimous approval by the City Council and signing by Mayor Harrell of the Building Emissions Performance Standard (BEPS) Policy on December 13, 2023. This groundbreaking policy establishes carbon emissions targets for existing commercial and … Continued

Navigating Washington State’s Clean Buildings Performance Standard

Compliance for Commercial Building Owners Washington State is ushering in a new era of energy efficiency with its Clean Buildings Performance Standard (CBPS), which requires compliance and reporting for commercial buildings over 50,000 square feet. The compliance reporting schedule is divided into three categories, and the first deadline is limited to commercial buildings over 220,000 … Continued

Oregon and Washington State Building Efficiency Standards Coming Soon

The states of Oregon and Washington have independently passed legislation to drive energy efficiency improvements in their existing commercial building stock. As mentioned in this issue of Trade Talk NW, Washington’s Clean Buildings Performance Standard requires commercial buildings over 220,000 square feet to be compliant by June 1, 2026. Oregon followed suit and passed House … Continued

Trade Ally 2023 Training Available Online

If you couldn’t attend our fall in-person, hands-on training events, you are in luck! We have compiled the presentations and demonstrations into an easy-to-access video and made it available here. It’s divided into topics so that you can watch it all at once or one section at a time. If you did attend, this video can … Continued

Lighting Tech Tip: Flexible Future-Proofing with LLLC

Following an impressive demonstration from their lighting specifier, the Associated General Contractors of Washington (AGCW) replaced their legacy lighting with Luminaire Level Lighting Controls (LLLC). Thanks to incentives from Seattle City Light, AGCW is saving thousands in kWh and dollars, all while making their tenants happier and increasing the value of their property. Read the … Continued

Welcome Field Engineer, Lindsey Axberg

Meet our new Field Engineer, Lindsey! Her role with the Network will focus on marketing efficient HVAC technologies throughout BPA’s territory. We recently sat down with Lindsey to get to know her a little better. What is your professional background/experience? Sixteen years ago, I started my HVAC career in residential distribution as an entry-level CSR.  My journey in … Continued