Home Builders Blocked Regulations That Would Have Made Houses More Climate Ready

A New York Times investigation published last weekend found that the National Association of Home Builders was able to prevent changes to “model” building codes that would have made new houses in much of the country more energy-efficient or more resilient to floods, hurricanes, and other disasters.

Why This Matters:  The Homebuilders seem to believe that building climate resilience and energy efficiency into homes is extravagant and will price people out of new homes.  But these climate requirements generally pay for themselves over time in energy savings and lower insurance costs.

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