Better Building Code for increased
energy efficiency upheld!
The International Code Council announced today that they voted unanimously
to uphold a stronger, safer, and more efficient national building code!
In the fall of 2018, advocates like you began reaching out to your local climate champions, urging them to take action and vote for a more efficient and more equitable 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Your voices were heard: in Massachusetts and across the country, municipal leaders voted on provisions we know will strengthen our national building code, and make our homes, schools, and offices safer and more comfortable places to live, learn, and work.
We were thrilled when the preliminary results came in, announcing at least a 10% efficiency gain for the newest version of the IECC. This is a tremendous victory for climate advocates, municipal voters, and folks everywhere who are dedicated to Net Zero and fossil-fuel free buildings.
However, conservative opposition threatened to undermine these efficiency gains by invalidating pro-climate votes. After careful consideration, the International Code Council found that the votes cast by city councils, planning departments, and energy committees across MA and beyond are legitimate, and upheld the major win we fought for.
We are so grateful for everyone who worked to keep our decision-makers accountable to transparency, equity, and a resounding vote for better buildings. This work would not be possible without the resiliency of activists like you. Thank You!Interested in continuing the fight for Net Zero buildings?
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Despite the uncertainty of these times, I know that grassroots power will continue to prevail to make Net Zero buildings and a Net Zero future a reality.
Rebecca Winterich-Knox, MCAN Net Zero Organizer