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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9/27/13  9:17 pm
Commenter: Ted Goshorn, Goshorn Inc. 30 year geothermal contractor

Energy Efficiency

It  would be irresponsible to ditch suggested energy efficiency requirements.  Production builders will certainly resist implementation of anything that slows a project or costs a penny, they tend to be strictly bottom line driven since many answer to stockholders ..... do not listen to them.  Look forward as visionary leaders and implement all facets of future codes to give new homeowners a place they can afford as our energy costs rise.  I have been involved in remediation projects where real savings of 70% have been realized at great costs to homeowners, the homes were not that old, just poorly built.   

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