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In First Appellate Decision to Consider EPCA Preemption, Ninth Circuit Upholds Washington State Energy Efficiency Code

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the Western District of Washington’s decision in BIAW et al. v. Washington State Building Code Council, allowing disputed amendments to the state’s energy efficiency code to take effect under the building code exception to federal preemption in EPCA.

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Building Industry Association of Washington Files Federal Lawsuit to Block Amended State Energy Code

On the heels of the lawsuit filed at the LEED Gold-hopeful Riverhouse here in New York City comes another green building-related litigation, this time on the West Coast and filed on May 25 by the Building Industry Association of Washington against the pending enactment of certain amendments to Washington’s State Energy Code.

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