Call or write your Representative today and urge them to vote YES on the North American Energy Security Infrastructure Act of 2015 (H.R. 8) and NO on the Welch amendment that would weaken the energy code provisions.
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives will take up legislation to reform our nation’s energy policy. NAHB supports H.R. 8 to make energy codes more cost-effective and prevent the Department of Energy (DOE) from lobbying the code process. The bill:
Keep Homes Affordable – Energy efficiency advocates are pushing for costly energy codes that may NEVER pay for themselves.This legislation requires any DOE supported code or code change proposal to have a simple payback of 10 years or less.
Improves Transparency – This legislation requires DOE to publish all calculations and methodologies that support code change proposals and accept public comments.
Ensures Product Neutrality – This legislation prohibits DOE from advocating on behalf of certain products or technologies.
Ensures State Sovereignty – This legislation protects a state’s right to adopt only those codes and standard changes deemed appropriate.
President’s ReportOn November 12th, I attended the Republican Party of Florida Statesman’s Dinner held in Orlando, FL. This annual fundraising event gave FHBA the opportunity to network with key state legislators who impact our industry…read more
FHBA Spring Legislative Conference Registration Now OpenRegister today and join us at City Hall in Tallahassee, FL for the 2016 FHBA Spring Legislative Conference taking place February 8-10, 2016…read more
Tell Us What You Think About the FHBA LogoMany of our members answered the FHBA Rebranding Survey a few weeks back. Their responses gave us a clear understanding of how they view the FHBA, which is exactly what we needed…read more
Passing of Jim LeeJim Lee, 84 of Brandon, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2015, at home surrounded by his family. Born in Comanche, TX, he left High School early to join the U.S. Air Force where he later met his wife, Anna M. Marcano of Brandon...read more
Attention Black Friday & Holiday Shoppers – Support Future Builders When Shopping on AmazonIt is just an easy click on Amazon.com to select Future Builders of America as your charity of choice when making those holiday purchases. The Amazon Smiles program will donate a percentage of your purchases to FBA without increasing the price...read more
Boot Camp for Florida Energy Codes – Coming To You!Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) is pleased to be conducting FREE CEU training sessions at select locations throughout Florida. The FREE training is co-sponsored…read more
The Bottom Line
Our legislative and regulatory efforts are often consumed by the buildingcode. We are either working to ensure that future building codes consider Florida specific conditions and are not too burdensome or working on legislation to fix inadequacies in the current...read more
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