Our nation excels because we have the world’s most productive, creative, and innovative private sector. When we develop technologies and practices that improve building safety and put thousands of dollars worth of energy savings in the wallets of homeowners, it is critical that these developments also find their way into building codes and standards so that building inspectors are familiar with them and constituents can benefit from them.

Regardless of when any state adopts them, America’s model building codes will be updated every three years to incorporate those safety and energy technologies that are readily available. Codes and standards don’t drive new technologies; they incorporate them to ensure that new American homes and commercial buildings meet minimum levels of safety, fire worthiness, and efficiency.