Utah Op-Ed: Improve Energy Efficiency Standards
A recent Op-Ed, published in the Desert News by Clarence Tolbert, lays out reasons why the Utah Legislation should move to adopt the 2009 IECC.
When businesses, consumer and energy conservation groups come together on an issue, as they have on state energy efficiency standards, people should take notice.
The most current 2009 IECC took effect for Utah's commercial buildings in July 2010; however, the weaker and less energy efficient 2006 version of the energy code is in effect for Utah homes. With 75 percent of Utah-produced electricity consumed by homes and commercial building, it makes sense to do what we can to boost energy efficiency.
The stars have aligned here in Utah in an effort to update the state's residential building codes to meet national energy efficiency standards. The measure represents a win for businesses, residents buying new homes and the environment.
Please visit the Deseret News website to read the full article.
More Information: Overview of the 2009 IECC