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Draft Efficiency Criteria for New U.S.-Supported Homes Would Cut Energy Bills and Emissions

May 26, 2023

Roughly 200,000 new homes each year that receive federal financial support are subject to federal energy efficiency requirements. Those criteria are badly out of date, leaving low- and moderate-income residents with high energy bills and causing high carbon emissions. A ‚Äúpreliminary determination‚ÄĚ proposed for public comment by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Department of Agriculture would update the requirements to the current model energy codes. 

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