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  • Scott J. Compton, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

That’s a Wrap! A president’s reflections on AIA Pennsylvania’s accomplishments in 2018

2018 has been a tremendous year for AIA Pennsylvania and I couldn’t be happier with our many achievements. On the legislative front, AIA Pennsylvania and the Government Affairs Committee headed by Marc Mondor advocated for the passage or four key issues that became laws. On the sustainability front, we worked with coalitions to pass a law that closed the PMJ boarders allowing the revenue from renewable credits to stay in Pennsylvania and help build our renewable energy future. Likewise, we helped pass C-PACE legislation, the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy bill that allows municipalities to provide financing for sustainability improvements to new and existing structures, to be tied to the property’s tax base. Our Building Codes Subcommittee was pivotal in the passage of the 2015 Building Codes statewide and the 2018 Building Codes in Philadelphia. Passing the law was the first step, and the subcommittee continued their work through the adoption process and then conducted two-day codes training in Manheim and Pittsburgh to help train our members.

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