30 Dec '17, 8am

North Carolina Reverses Building Code Changes

Last June, the North Carolina agency responsible for making changes in state building codes voted in tougher energy efficiency standards for new residential construction. By December, on the urging of the North Carolina Homebuilders Association, the Building Code Council had reversed course, voting 15-1 to junk some of the changes because they would be too costly. Using the 2015 version of the International Energy Conservation Code as a starting point, an ad hoc committee deliberated for months on how to tweak the state's residential building code. The Code Council voted in June to accept the committee's compromise requiring more insulation and less air leakage in new houses, according to a report posted by Southeast Energy News . The recommended changes were expected to become part of the 2018 North Carolina residential code taking effect in 2019. Jeff Tiller, a sustainab...

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