Fierce Fight Over Model Building Codes Nears Final Round

Published by Energywire: Natural gas interests and housing developers will mount a last-ditch effort next week to prevent U.S. model building codes from including new provisions to promote the electrification of cars, stoves and water heating. Though voluntary and little known to the general public, model codes are widely influential standards for energy efficiency in buildings. “There’ve been appeals before at the ICC. But this is the first time it’s happened to this extent,” said Kim Cheslak, associate director of codes and policy at the New Buildings Institute and the author of several proposals.

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