01.11.2014 | Houston Chronicle
“…We’re delighted that this week, for the third year in a row, Houston City Council voted to raise energy-efficiency requirements of Houston’s building code. The city’s code is now 15 percent higher than the state’s.
“This isn’t rocket science,” says Luke Metzger, with Environment Texas. “It’s better windows, better insulation, better duct systems and tighter, more comfortable buildings.”
Home builders have argued that the increased price of such things will price potential new-home buyers out of the market. But that argument looks silly when you do the math…”
The Houston Chronicle has more to say on the subject.