01.08.2014  |  RealEstateRama

Houston City Council today approved another five percent increase in the Houston Residential Energy Conservation Code. With this increase the local minimum energy efficiency requirements for new construction of one and two family homes, townhouses and apartments up to three stories in height is 15 percent above what is mandated by state law. This is the third year in a row the local code has been increased by five percent.

“Houston is a hot and humid city, consuming high amounts of energy to temper the indoor climate,” said Mayor Annise Parker. “Anything we can do to ensure homes are more energy efficient will not only help us reduce energy usage, it will also help residents save money…”

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