As St. Louis adopts a major building energy policy, Kansas City’s code update appears stuck in homebuilder politics.
A recent report analyzed links between emissions, poverty and housing stock in dozens of cities, including Minneapolis.
In Boston, two firms designing affordable housing using cross-laminated timber hope it can be replicated elsewhere.
City ordinance provides a contrast to state-level actions, which gutted Ohio’s energy efficiency standard last year.
Sidelined by virus fears and shelter-in-place orders, efficiency contractors hope to bounce back after the crisis.