Effective Feb 1, 2021: New Energy Code

December 2020 Preparations

Confirm pricing with your suppliers.

Engage Third-Party verification service to understand your options to get to 6 points.

Start testing your homes, with the Third-Party verification service. 

Revise plans and budgets if necessary. Resubmit. 

January 2021 Preparations

Start building for the code cycle. This allows you to explore different paths. 

Add a HERS rating to your homes to qualify for incentives and tax credits.

Train your sales team. Develop your marketing messages to reflect Health & Comfort.

February 2021

If your building permit is submitted before February 1, 2021, it must meet requirements of 2015 WSEC-R.

If your building permit is submitted on or after February 1, 2021, it must meet requirements of 2018 WSEC-R.

The WA State Energy Code updates is currently scheduled for Feb 1, 2021. At this point, no entity is asking for a delay, so we are predicting this date will be the official rollout. Meet with us to  review your current build plan and learn what it takes to meet the 6 points. We can help you with several paths to compliance and let you choose the right mix that meets your needs.

We act as an independent quality team for your subs; we offer 3 pricing tiers for residential construction.

Call Swiftsure for:

  • Help with obtaining incentives and tax credits.
  • Early Design Assistance.
  • Consultation, review, and code compliance assistance.
  • Planning and overseeing testing and third-party verification.
  • Certification services in NGBS, Built Green, HERS, EPS, and ZERH.


Consultation and Services for Contractors

NGBS HERS, RESNET, ENERGY STAR, Built Green, and EPS scores. 3rd Party Certification for Single and Multi-Family Homes in Oregon (Portland metro) and Washington (Tacoma, Olympia, and Vancouver).

Call us at: 360-624-5523

Consultation and Services for Contractors

We can help with all your Energy Efficiency Requirements.

  • Building Design Consulting Services
  • Code Compliance Advice and Technical Skills
  • Relationships with county and state officials to understand code compliance details
  • Duct Testing
  • Blower-Door Testing
  • Multi-Family Unit Testing to gain access to money from WA State programs

Energy Certifications and Consulting

Assistance with ENERGY STAR, RESNET HERS, EPS, Net Zero, NGBS, WA State Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard, and DOE Builders Challenge.

  • NGBS Green Certifications and Consulting
  • Energy Code Inspections
  • Detailed Inspection Services
  • Multi-Family Apartment Tax Credit Assistance. Meet the criteria in order to get state money through the Washington State House Trust Fund

Call us today 360-624-5523 to schedule your duct-test, blower door test, and energy efficiency inspection report.

Build Value for Your Customers

Your customers will:

  • Save money on energy costs for years to come
  • Have a more comfortable indoor environment with even temperatures from room-to-room
  • Contribute to a healthier environment and reduce global warming
  • Benefit from healthier indoor air resulting from performance tested duct work and improved ventilation
  • Have peace of mind knowing their home has been certified by an independent third party
Home & Building Inspection

As a qualified energy consultant, we can advise you on upcoming code changes and provide assistance with code compliance.

There are several important changes in local building codes that you need to be aware of. We can help get you up to speed on the requirements as well as help you get the certifications you need.

Multi-Family Tax Credits for WA State Contractors

Washington’s Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard
The Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development created the Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard, a set of green building criteria that is required for any affordable housing project applying for state funds through the Washington State Housing Trust Fund. The standard is based on a system that awards points for a variety of sustainable building practices, including site locations and neighborhood planning; water conservation; energy efficiency; the incorporation of renewable technologies; improved indoor-air quality; and environmentally conscious construction practices and building materials.