|Action||Update the Uniform Statewide Building Code|
|Comment Period||Ends 6/26/2020|
Strengthen building codes by adopting the latest IECC provisions
Please prioritize homeowners' needs by adopting standards that require energy conservation and efficiency, and that require new buildings to be sited and wired for solar and electric vehicle technology. This will bring homeowner costs down over the long run. As Virginia transitions to clean energy and energy efficiency, housing is a critical part of the equation, accounting for 40% of energy use in Virginia. Virginia's building codes need to reflect technological advances in energy conservation, and need to be in step with the critical need to reach zero net carbon emissions.