|Action||Update the Uniform Statewide Building Code|
|Comment Period||Ends 5/26/2017|
Thank you for your consideration of my comments regarding the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (13 VAC 5-63). I support the full adoption of the 2012 and 2015 IECC provisions. If full adoption is not possible, I encourage you to adopt the following provisions:
Since many residential buildings are expected to last between 75 to 100 years, the decisions made today affect future generations. Nationally, non-manufacturing buildings account for about 1/3 of CO2 emissions and 70% of electrical consumption. These new suggested provisions are critical to reducing Virginia’s carbon footprint.