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Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code [13 VAC 5 ‑ 63]
Action Update the Uniform Statewide Building Code
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 6/26/2020
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6/26/20  1:09 pm
Commenter: Stair Z Calhoun, Network NoVA

Amend the Uniform Statewide Building Code
 
The Board of Housing and Community Development Amend the Uniform Statewide Building Code to:
  • Meet or exceed 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for all forms of construction covered by Virginia's Uniform Statewide Building Code 
    • Note - Virginia has lagged behind conservation requirements of the IECC since at least 2012.  
    • Energy Efficiency should be the cornerstone of building construction and rehab - this will significantly help to achieve dramatic carbon and energy reductions called for by the VCEA.  
    • A customer's best defense against utility rates is to reduce energy usage and therefore utility bills.  This is best done by maximizing the energy efficiency of buildings and appliances. 
    • Nationally, buildings represent 70% of electricity consumption!
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