Senate to vote on reducing requirements for energy efficiency in construction
A bill has reached the floor of the North Carolina Senate which could cause construction costs in the state to drop by around 30 percent. House Bill 201, if passed, would reinstate the 2009 Energy Conservation Code for commercial buildings and repeal portions of the 2012 energy standards. The bill already has passed the state House of Representatives and the Senate Commerce Committee. Senators were slated to vote on the bill Wednesday, but it was moved to the June 26 calendar.