While analysts continue to argue about whether or not the dip in housing sales in the first two months of 2014 is weather-related or not, it might be helpful to step back and take a look at the last few years to gain some perspective about where the market may be heading.
Changes completed on 2015 IECC provisions
Mechanical equipment tradeoffs and additional solar-ready roofs were defeated in a vote.
The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)—the code that serves as the model for states’ codes—has undergone final changes. Reinstating mechanical equipment tradeoffs, one of this year’s highly controversial proposals, was defeated, and a measure requiring builders to dedicate roof space and install chase wiring to ensure that all new homes are “solar-ready” fell short of passage by one vote. The code is updated every three years, but states are just beginning to adopt the 2012 version. The 2015 version is not likely to be published until 2014.
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