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.
The state’s Building Code Council doesn’t plan to appeal a ruling that it broke the law when it weakened planned changes to the state’s residential energy conservation code.
One of the region’s leading states for clean energy is at risk of falling behind in one category as a familiar debate plays out over its residential energy code.