International Energy Conservation Code – Short Term Win for Future Homeowners

The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield recently wrapped up an 18-month long process updating the city’s building codes. Much of that focus has been centered around the International Energy Conservation Code ®(IECC). Outside interest groups were pushing for an immediate full adoption of the of the 2018 IECC, which would add burdensome costs to homeowners and prevent many from buying a home. By allowing a multi-year phase-in period, builders, inspectors, and sub-contractors will have the time to acquire the education needed for the new standards. 

Last Monday Springfield City Council voted 7-2 to support the compromise that had been worked out over the last 18 months.  We appreciate the collaboration with Springfield City Council, Springfield City Staff, and our member volunteers who have spent countless hours in meetings working toward a solution.