White House Launches Effort To Speed Adoption Of Tougher Building Codes

June 1, 2022
In a bid to shore up buildings’ resilience to climate change threats and improve energy efficiency, the Biden administration is launching an initiative that seeks to use federal funds to encourage local building code updates while also requiring tougher standards at federally funded housing projects. “Modern building codes and standards provide a range of smart design and construction methods that save lives, reduce property damage, and lower utility bills,” says a June 1 White House fact sheet announcing the new...

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