The climate change issue remains surrounded by controversy and uncertainty. Despite this, Federal, State and local governments have increasingly proposed legislation and regulations to address this issue. This push has resulted in funding for the development of transit over expanded roadways, proposals for higher density development, restricting development in exurban areas, and revising existing land use, building and zoning codes, all presumably to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Climate change regulations have the potential not only to exacerbate the challenges home builders already face but can also change where and how communities grow. To learn more about the climate change issue and its impacts on housing and development, and NAHB’s efforts to stay ahead of it, explore the topics below.
NAHB’s policy on climate change can be found here.