Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Housing and Community Development
Board of Housing and Community Development
Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code [13 VAC 5 ‑ 63]
Action Update the Uniform Statewide Building Code
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 9/29/2013
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9/23/13  10:03 am
Commenter: Ivy Main, energy analyst and vice chair of the Virginia Sierra Club

lower-income people need strong building codes

Strong statewide building codes are the best way to help lower-income homeowners and renters who often have trouble paying utility bills. It is disgraceful that the state is contemplating bowing to the homebuilders' lobbying and adopting lower code standards that will make home heating and cooling less affordable. Virginia can do better by its people.

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