Stricter codes mean big energy savings, some experts say

07/19/2009 |

Stricter building codes that require energy savings could lead to significant reduction in global warming, according to architects and climate scientists. Observers note that some builders continue to use too little insulation and have not adopted energy-saving roofing materials, water heaters or window panes because of high costs. While some builders say stricter building codes will hurt the construction industry, some cities, such as Austin, Texas, have adopted codes that require energy-saving practices.

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