Please endorse the OpEd submitted to the News & Observer explaining why our legislators should vote against HB 488 and why if it passes we need Governor Cooper to Veto the bill.
For the past two years North Carolina’s Building Code Council has evaluated potential updates to state building energy conservation codes. The Council is currently weighing an update that would bring us in line with 2021 standards, improving upon our current codes, which are essentially from 2009. Now, some in the NC General Assembly are attempting to subvert the efforts of the building experts with House Bill 488 that would prevent efforts to update the energy codes until 2031. This would mean new homes in North Carolina would be built to 20-year-old code standards that are less-efficient and more expensive for occupants to operate during a time of significant utility rate increases. Furthermore, failure to update energy codes in North Carolina could lead to the state missing out on federal FEMA funding. – via NCSEA action alert asking Senators to vote NO on HB 488
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