Homebuilders Support House Energy Bill's Approach to Building Code Development

Originally published by: NAHBAugust 26, 2016

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The House of Representatives recently passed a bill that will stop energy code costs from increasing significantly, according to a post from the NAHB. The energy bill will also give the Department of Energy (DOE) a more home buyer-friendly role in writing energy codes.

The Senate however passed a bill that only addresses the DOE's role in writing the codes but does not address cost. The NAHB hopes that the Senate can pass the version of the bill passed in the House. The association believes that House version will keep homes affordable and end DOE lobbying.

“The Senate version does not include these protections. At a time when some energy efficiency advocates are pushing for codes that will take 100 years to be paid back, we need reform now.”