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Energy Codes: Hitting the Wall

Filed in Codes and Standards by on December 29, 2015 1 Comment
Energy Codes: Hitting the Wall

An ongoing study from the federal Department of Energy demonstrates how the law of diminishing returns also applies to energy codes. As code requirements become more stringent, the likelihood of achieving the increased performance levels diminishes.

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House Approves Energy Bill that Would Boost Housing Affordability

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House Approves Energy Bill that Would Boost Housing Affordability

The House today approved NAHB-supported energy legislation that would reform the role of the Department of Energy (DOE) in the development of energy codes and encourage meaningful savings for residential construction that are achievable and cost-effective.

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House Panel Approves NAHB-Supported Energy Bill

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House Panel Approves NAHB-Supported Energy Bill

The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved NAHB-supported energy legislation that will reform the role of the Department of Energy (DOE) in the development of energy codes and encourage meaningful savings for residential construction that are achievable and cost-effective.

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Senate Panel Advances Energy Bill; NAHB to Seek Improvements on Senate Floor

Filed in Advocacy, Codes and Standards by on July 31, 2015 1 Comment
Senate Panel Advances Energy Bill; NAHB to Seek Improvements on Senate Floor

Energy legislation approved by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today includes NAHB-supported reforms that would ensure residential building codes are developed in a fair and transparent manner and encourage cost-effective energy savings for home owners and apartment owners.

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NAHB Commends Work on New Energy Bill

Filed in Advocacy, Codes and Standards, Environment by on July 22, 2015 0 Comments

NAHB today lauded the bipartisan work of the House Energy and Power Subcommittee, which today begins the markup of legislation entitled, “To modernize energy infrastructure, build a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce, bolster America’s energy security and diplomacy, promote energy efficiency and government accountability, and for other purposes.”

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House Pushes Back on EPA Overreach

Filed in Advocacy, Codes and Standards, Environment by on July 2, 2015 2 Comments
House Pushes Back on EPA Overreach

NAHB achieved an important victory for builders when the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2042, the Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015, on June 25. The bill aims to curtail the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed Clean Power Plan rule, which would have a negative impact on the home building industry. While EPA’s proposed rule is meant […]

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NAHB Testifies Before Congress in Support of Cost-Effective Energy Legislation

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NAHB Testifies Before Congress in Support of Cost-Effective Energy Legislation

NAHB today testified before both chambers of Congress in support of legislation that would encourage meaningful energy savings for residential construction that are achievable and cost-effective.

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Bipartisan Codes Bill Promotes Energy Savings

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Bipartisan Codes Bill Promotes Energy Savings

Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would foster the development of energy efficiency baselines for buildings while ensuring that home builders and home owners are not burdened by unreasonable regulations.

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‘Clean Power’ Regs Delayed

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‘Clean Power’ Regs Delayed

Proposed – and very controversial – plans to tighten regulations governing emissions from America’s power plants will not become final until sometime in mid-summer, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday.

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DOE to Launch Energy Education Pilot for Builders

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DOE to Launch Energy Education Pilot for Builders

The federal Department of Energy wants to know what effect better education for builders, their trade partners, and building inspectors has on the energy performance of new homes. To find out, the agency has selected eight states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas – to help it figure out what kind of education works best.

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