We Passed Bill 25!
Relating to the adoption of the state energy conservation code.
What is Bill 25?
As defined by the Office of Climate Change, Sustainability, Resiliency, Bill 25 "updates the City’s Energy Code to the 2015 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) with local amendments that expand access to energy efficiency improvements, solar power, and electric vehicles for O‘ahu residents, including a new requirement for residential and commercial buildings to ensure a percentage of new parks stalls built are EV-ready."
The last couple of hearings for Bill 25 took place in the midst of Oʻahu's shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this new obstacle, we persevered and continued to engage our members with the bill's process through written and virtual testimony.
With Mayor Kirk Caldwell's signature, Bill 25 is now law as Ordinance 20-10.