Support for Voluntary Energy Programs

NAHB supports the efforts of industry groups and government agencies, at the national and regional levels, that promote voluntary programs to encourage energy-efficient construction practices, and

Further, NAHB recognizes and support the national voluntary programs that:

  • Demonstrate added energy efficiency,

  • Provide an option for upgrading the energy efficiency of existing homes and accessory structures, and

  • Support housing affordability through effective energy-efficient financing alternatives that qualify for liberalized debt-to-income ratios and provide for downpayment assistance or lower monthly mortgage payments for home buyers, and

Further, NAHB recognizes and support the regional voluntary programs that:

  • Demonstrate added energy efficiency,

  • effective energy-efficient financing alternatives, and

  • Receive a letter of recommendation from local and state home builders associations, and

Further, that the Energy Committee be authorized to evaluate and approve national and regional voluntary energy programs that conform to these criteria and make an annual report to the Construction, Codes and Standards Committee on the actions taken.


Resolution reaffirmed: 06/2013

Resolution reaffirmed: 05/2009

Resolution originally adopted: 04/2005, Resolution Number 7

Committee with primary jurisdiction: Construction, Codes and Standards Committee


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