New Asheville Homes and Buildings to be More Energy Efficient
Posted August 18, 2011 - 10:56am by Mike
In Asheville, we are fortunate to have some of the best and brightest minds working on energy conservation. The Mathis Consulting Company, based in Asheville, worked tirelessly for two years to help push through a new energy conservation code for North Carolina buildings. Earlier this summer their work paid off, and the new energy conservation code was signed into law. The Mathis Consulting Company has summarized the upcoming changes in a new report. Read the executive summary of the energy code changes below.
North Carolina Has a New Energy Conservation Code!
By R. Christopher Mathis
This summer, Governor Beverly Perdue signed SB 708 into law and, with it, approved a new Energy Conservation Code for the residential and commercial buildings in North Carolina. This new code, the fruit of over two years of work, will save home and business owners money on their monthly energy bills and help retain and create jobs in every region of our state. It delivers significant improvements in insulation levels, window performance and building envelope air leakage reduction. The new code also includes the High Efficiency Residential Option (HERO) Appendix which delivers a30% improvement in minimum energy efficiency over the state’s current energy code. The new NC Energy Conservation Code has an effective date of January 1, 2012.