Friday, July 31, 2009

Homebuilders Learn to Meet Requirements of Florida's Energy Code

This is a summary of an article that appeared in the online version of The Orlando Sentinel today:

Homebuilders at the Southeast Builders' Conference in Orlando learned about meeting Florida's new energy code requirements. The energy code was set into action this month and requires homes to be more energy efficient.

The law initially requires a 15 percent increase in energy efficiency. This is the first step towards achieving a 50 percent increase. The Sentinel reports thermal windows, programmable thermostats, radiant-barrier insulation, and sealed ductwork can help builders achieve this goal.

You can read the full article on The Orlando Sentinel Website.

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