Columnists: Duane Jonlin

Duane Jonlin is Energy Code and Energy Conservation Adviser for the City of Seattle, Department of Planning & Development.

Seattle’s Energy Code Bests National Standard

Energy codes, the complex regulations that limit the energy consumed by new buildings, vary widely between states and even between cities. Not coincidentally, this distribution bears some resemblance to that familiar red state/blue state map from election season. More conservative regions of the country sometimes provide little or no regulation of building energy use, while   …Continue Reading