Washington State Legislature Passes Capital Budget Appropriation for Energy Efficiency Grants

April 25, 2012

The Washington State Legislature passed a capital budget appropriation (April 2012) that contains $1.1 billion in infrastructure investment spending designed to stimulate the lagging construction trades jobs picture in the state. This hard fought victory was championed by Rep. Hans Dunshee. Within this large capital budget, there are dedicated funds to provide energy efficiency grants for public sector building energy retrofits. Those dollars include;

Energy Efficiency Grants for Higher Education - $20 millionEnergy Efficiency Grants for Local Governments - $18 millionEnergy Efficiency Grants for K‐12 Schools - $40 millionFinancing Energy/Water Efficiency - $5 million 

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