First off I would like to thank Christopher Hill of Construction Law Musings for allowing me the opportunity to post on his site for a fourth time. I really am honored & humbled by the invitation. This is the time of year when many spend a little time to look back at the year & then hopefully also to look forward. Needless to say this has been an interesting year for me with me closing down my business in Alabama to restarting it in Illinois. One of the most interesting aspects of that is being able to see first hand how the changing of codes has impacted many of the programs. As mentioned in my guest post / musing:
One of the most interesting statement I recall is one of the founders of LEED saying they looked forward to the day when they might be able to close the doors as the codes & builders simply built “green”. So this begs the question, with all the recent code changes & many more coming (like the 2015 codes requiring a HERS score of 51-55 for residential), where do many of the programs stand & are some of them about to become irrelevant?
With that thought in mind, I invite you to check out my guest musing on Chris’s site & while you are there to check out his great legal pieces & other guest musings. So with no further ado, except to thank Chris again… my thought on the Future of Building Codes & “Green” Building Programs