Supporters are optimistic that the City Council will adopt a 2021 code expected to increase efficiency by 10%.
How a suburban Chicago mayor helped inspire the biggest jump in building energy code improvements in a decade
Greater participation by cities tipped the balance toward more ambitious efficiency measures in the latest model code.
As St. Louis adopts a major building energy policy, Kansas City’s code update appears stuck in homebuilder politics.
In Minnesota, an industry group says the rules will shrink available space for solar panels by at least 20%.
Some builders question whether the standard is the best one for reducing emissions from the state’s buildings.