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  • On January 12, legislation (HB 262) was introduced in the Utah State Legislature that would adopt the residential portions of the 2009 IECC (the Utah Uniform Building Code currently references the 2006 IECC for residential building and the 2009 IECC for non-residential buildings). Though the bill was approved by the House Rules Committee in...

    posted by Paul Karrer | March 1, 2012
  • Santa Fe County, New Mexico recently passed the new building code as part of the county's revamped growth-management plan. The city of Santa Fe worked with builders, building inspectors and designers for months to craft a green building code. The new code, which took effect in January 2011, emphsizes the cost benefit of energy efficiency and protecting home affordability. The county also proposes making the code performance-based -- meaning builders can choose whatever elements they...
    posted by Seul Rhee | February 27, 2012
  • BCAP is proud to announce Maire Claire Voorhees as this quarter’s BCAP Energy Code Champion. Maire Claire has worked very hard over the last year on New Mexico’s compliance with national model energy codes.
     
    Maire Claire joined served as New Mexico’s Regulation and Licensing Department’s Green Building Coordinator under the Office of the Superintendent in 2011. She has recently become the Administrative Manager for Construction Industries...
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    posted by Matt Kerns | January 31, 2012
  • The Sensible Accounting to Value Energy (SAVE) Act, S. 1737, was introduced on October 19, 2011 by Senators Bennet (D-Co.) and Isakson (R-Ga.) and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. It would direct the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to update its underwriting and appraisal guidelines to ensure that any home loan backed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the FHA, or other federal agencies and entities would account for the home’s energy...

    posted by Matt Kerns | October 21, 2011
  •  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...
    posted by Matt Kerns | October 20, 2011
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