The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday is expected to consider a bill that will push overly costly and aggressive energy efficiency requirements in model building energy codes, which harms housing affordability.
Please call or write your senators today and urge them to oppose S. 2137, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act. Sponsored by Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), this legislation would:
- Exacerbate the nation's housing affordability woes by making new homes prohibitively expensive;
- Allow the Department of Energy to hijack the ICC's consensus-based code development process; and
- Discourage state and local governments from adopting cost-effective and location-appropriate building codes.This legislation would allow the Department of Energy (DOE) to hijack the ICC's consensus-based code development process.
We need your help to defeat this unprecedented power grab by the federal government in the building code development arena. Click on the tab below and send an urgent message to your senators.