By Caleb Simon
Virginia is at a critical juncture in setting its new building code that would dramatically boost energy efficiency in the state. Saving energy saves money and offers a variety of benefits to our communities. Sadly, an organization is attempting to prevent this adoption that could cause Virginia to miss out on this opportunity to modernize and improve our infrastructure statewide.
The Home Builders Association of Virginia has spent a great deal of time and money to prevent the adoption of the latest energy efficiency code. It is disguising its attempt as concern for the consumer; however, when we look at the facts, they reveal that the only concern they are really protecting is their own profit margin.
Simon lives in Christiansburg and is a licensed contractor and energy auditor.