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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9/26/13  2:05 pm
Commenter: Nancy Halgren

The 2012 IECC should be adopted without alteration!

Virginia’s Board of Housing and Community Development is charged with ensuring that the citizens of the Commonwealth enjoy the most cost-effective energy codes. The 2012 IECC provides just that – and should be adopted without alteration.

I have had my duct work inspected, NOT visually, and found places where heat was leaking and had them fixed.  I have also upgraded my insulation in my house on the advice of an inspection for energy savings and find my 80+ year old house is much warmer now.  We all should be making the improvements that we can to save energy costs and protect the environment, and lessening the requirements for home building energy efficiency is just silly!

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