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Environmental Quality

Environmental Quality Committee

Action

WHAT: Hearing of the St. Louis Building Commission on the future of energy efficiency standards for new residential buildings

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb 8 at 1pm

WHERE: St. Louis County Government Building, 41 S. Central Ave., Clayton, MO 63105

WHO: The Sierra Club and St. Louis Energy Coalition

On Wednesday, February 8, come to the hearing that could determine the future of St. Louis County's energy efficiency standards for new residential buildings.

St. Louis County has the opportunity to adopt the most up-to-date energy efficiency building code for new residential buildings (2015 IECC). Unfortunately, special interest groups, like the St. Louis Home Builders Association, are lobbying for the removal of key energy efficiency measures. Commonsense cost-effective measures, like programmable thermostats, blower door testing and duct test, have been removed from the proposed codes.

Luckily - this proposal can be changed. WE NEED YOU in Clayton to protect energy efficiency in our community!

If this proposal is accepted, new homeowners will have less efficient homes which will cost an additional $125/yr on electricity bills! While the rest of the world is preparing for the future, St. Louis County is on the verge of moving backwards.

WE CANNOT LET THIS HAPPEN. When communities invest in energy efficiency, benefits include: the creation of local jobs, reducing energy costs for families and reducing health costs from respiratory disease such as asthma and allergies.