I'm turning GREEN..and it's not a good-thing

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I'm turning GREEN…

I just heard the news…YES, it is true- we are paddling backwards and I am turning GREEN with the motion.

NC Bill would roll back energy-efficiency standards for buildings.

The legislation, which would repeal the state’s 2012 building energy code, applies to new commercial construction only, and would revert to the state’s 2009 code. However, homebuilders would be unaffected and would continue to operate under the 2012 code. The bill would lower commercial efficiency standards across the board for insulation, ducts, equipment, windows and lighting. Commercial builders would not be prohibited from meeting or exceeding minimum efficiency standards, but they would not be obligated to do so. "


The N.C. Building Code Council, whose members are appointed by the governor, periodically adopts safety and other codes.  House Bill 201 would take the unusual step of  overriding the independent council’s most recent overhaul of state building codes."


Bill would roll back energy-efficiency standards for buildings


(The News & Observer, Raleigh)
A bill that advanced in a state Senate committee would loosen the energy-efficiency standards required for new commercial and office buildings. Supporters say the measure will lower the cost of construction, but opponents say it will result in higher energy costs and make North Carolina trail behind other southeastern states.

For many  real estate professionals in WesternNorth Carolina- Asheville- acutely aware of the enormous demand for energy efficiency in commercial and residential properties, there is this: backward motion sickness.

 

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Mark Loewenberg
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weird going backwards.. but the good if any good is there, is that the standards are only back to 2009

Jun 18, 2013 11:23 PM #1
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Hi Mark~

Thanks for your positive thinking. Here in Asheville -commercial properties such as  B&Bs are examples of sustainable excellence (either Green or Going) and New Construction is driven by Green Standards- even latest enties into Hotels. Our clients , who expect 'the best"

Jun 19, 2013 12:47 AM #2
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jane Anne,

Wonder what makes the politician tick...LOL A

Jun 19, 2013 07:03 AM #3
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Toni Weidman
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another case of who benefits, jane Anne. Wait till you see a huge commercial enterprise arrive--then you'll know.

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