How Washington Builders Can Get Ahead of Codes Instead of Catching Up To ThemKevin Dugan
With Governor Jay Inslee’s recent veto to delay state building and energy codes, Washington state builders are having to address how they’ll meet requirements as of today, instead of July 1st.
From county to county, the impact may be different. But it is significant, with high home demand and historic and low interest rates creating the perfect storm. Some builders are scrambling to find the best way to meet these new requirements. Other builders are already ahead of it, using new technology like the AeroBarrier air sealing system to change their approach to home construction.
At least three Washington builders can stay ahead of this unforeseen code issue and are earning up to two of the six points needed (33%) to meet this new requirement using AeroBarrier.
- Isola Homes Exceeds Code Requirements with AeroBarrier
- New Tradition Homes Finds the Path to Net Zero with AeroBarrier
- Dwell Development Creates High-Performance Homes with AeroBarrier
COVID-19 has increased the value placed on home comfort and the urgency on energy efficiency. 2021 is already filled with news around building and energy codes at the state level. Washington joins a number of states including Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, and Tennessee as states with 3 ACH50 or below requirements.