A few years ago homebuilders and energy
efficiency advocates came together to help lower energy usage, save consumers
money, and reduce our carbon footprint. In fact, North Carolina led the way by
increasing efficiency standards in new homes by 15%.
Now, powerful special interests in
Raleigh want to delay future improvements to North Carolina’s residential
building code. In fact, they want to double the amount of time before new homes
in North Carolina are required to have the same health, safety and energy
requirements that other states have.
If North Carolina moves forward with this
legislation, we would be the only state in the country to move to a 6-year
cycle. Delaying improvements will not only prevent new energy efficiency
standards, but it could also prevent fire safety measures, and weather
This measure puts North Carolinians at
risk of substandard housing stock in order to boost the profits of certain home builders.
Dear [Decision Maker],
Please Oppose HB 120.Having a modern, updated building code is imperative for a fast growing state like North Carolina. HB 120, Building Inspections/Local Consistency, sponsored by Rep. Mike Hager undermines our ability to build safe and energy efficient homes for our hard working families.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]