University of Wisconsin–Madison

Construction Codes in the Northeast: Myths and Realities of Energy Code Adoption and the Economic Effects

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Energy, Environment & Natural Resources, Finance & Procurement
Opponents of updated energy codes claim that updating codes will be too costly for builders, contractors, and homebuyers. This report examines commercial and residential construction data from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions to disprove these common arguments, while highlighting the potential savings updated building codes can achieve.

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