To "Baron Scarpia" actually, the "free market" was delivering
energy efficient homes several years ago. There are multiple builders that have
been building very energy efficient homes for the last 10 years (some more
efficient than the new regulations). The Free market delivered, now the
government is mandating it for all builders.
Quite a change from some years ago when legislators perceived "energy
efficiency" as a threat to coal and natural gas jobs in Utah. Less energy
meant less work for our off-spring working in coal mines and drilling for gas.
Good to see that legislators recognize that when the "free
market" doesn't deliver efficient homes -- what buyers want (!!!) --
you need legislation to make the market deliver.
Great to see that a compromise was reached to on this common sense policy to
conserve energy in Utah. Thanks for your leadership, Rep. Wilson!
Congrats Rep. Wilson on getting the bill passed to adopt the 2012 IECC for both
commercial and residential, even with amendments. Not an easy task.