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Advances in Energy/Building Code Development for EV Infrastructure

October 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT


Advances in Energy/Building Code Development for EV Infrastructure
Date: Wednesday October 28, 2020
Time: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time

Why this topic: In the coming years, many new electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to be purchased and deployed by residents, businesses, and public fleets in Washington. Learn from state and local experts what is currently required, and how future code development and updates can support installation of EV charging infrastructure for these new EVs.

Who should attend?

  • Everyone is welcome, especially staff from public works and fleets throughout Washington
  • Planning officials at all levels of government
  • Energy/building code officials and inspectors
  • Fiscal managers, accountants, budget writers
  • Decision-makers in government
  • Policy makers in government

Host: Jim Jensen, Director, Green Transportation Program

Speakers: Speaker details are provided below

  • Chuck Murray, Washington Dept. of Commerce
  • Andrea Pratt, City of Seattle
  • Kathleen Petrie, King County and the Regional Code Collaboration

How to Participate
This webinar will be presented as a GoToWebinar meeting. Register today using the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.

Register now!


Featured Speakers

Chuck Murray, Senior Energy Policy Specialist
Washington State Department of Commerce, State Energy Office
Chuck Murray has served the State of Washington for 29 years, providing original field research, project implementation and policy development in the energy efficiency field. Policy development has resulted in state legislation requiring incremental improvements in energy codes stringency, mandatory building energy benchmarking and a first-in-nation existing building efficiency standard. Chuck also helped the Governor’s office craft the EV charging infrastructure legislation included in the building code. Chuck supports development state capital funding for energy efficiency programs, including net zero low-income housing.

Andrea Pratt, Climate & Transportation Policy Advisor
Drive Clean Seattle Program, City of Seattle
Andrea Pratt has worked at the City of Seattle since 2011. In 2014, she authored the City’s Green Fleet Action Plan and managed a successful transition to biodiesel (B20) for over 1,000 fleet vehicles in 2015. Andrea was a lead developer of the Drive Clean Seattle initiative in 2016, which calls for a 50% reduction in fleet emissions by 2025. To that end, she is expanding alternative fuel use including biodiesel and renewable diesel blends, deploying green technology fleet wide and electrifying light-duty vehicles. Andrea manages EV infrastructure expansion, aiming to install over 400 charging stations at dozens of fleet locations, and spearheads green fleet policy and procurement efforts.

Kathleen Petrie, Green Code Specialist
Sustainable Cities, King County
Kathleen Petrie has worked with King County since 2017, where she leads development of the Green Building portion of King County’s 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across King County. Kathleen developed zoning, energy and building codes administered by the Permitting Department in close alignment with King County’s 2015 Strategic Climate Action Plan. She helped King County achieve a nationally recognized honor for removing barriers to installing solar energy technologies. When she worked with the City of Seattle, Kathleen founded the Regional Code Collaboration, a collection of jurisdictions from the Puget Sound region sharing expertise and resources to develop building codes and policies that address material, water, energy conservation and sustainable transportation.


October 28, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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