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Published: Tuesday, March 12 2013 5:35 p.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

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.

Utah Dad
Salt Lake City, UT

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!

Baron Scarpia
Logan, UT

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.

USS Enterprise, UT

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.

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