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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 Ends 6/26/2020
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6/26/20  2:59 pm
Commenter: Beth Kuhn

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.

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