Material Costs

The cost of building materials have surged 38% since the pandemic. Of particular concern, the price of distribution transformers are up 72%, and along with a severe shortage of transformers, this is delaying housing projects across the nation.

NAHB urges Congress to support additional funding to boost production of sorely needed transformers and to advance legislation that will prevent the Department of Energy from enacting stricter efficiency standards on transformers that would raise costs and exacerbate ongoing supply-chain shortages.

Latest Updates on Transformers

Alex Strong, NAHB senior federal legislative director, reports from Capitol Hill on the recent progress made in boosting the supply of transformers.