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“We need to build new houses with efficiency in mind. It absolutely boggles the mind that robust and practical conservation targets haven't been standardized in our building codes. There's simply no reason for continuing to build houses with inefficient hot water tanks and forced-air furnaces. Instead, new houses should include …radiant floor heating at the very least. Europe has built this way for years, and they reduce energy demand by over a half. Instead, North American builders continue to follow the tried-and-untrue practice of assuming energy costs don't matter.” Excerpt from Riding Down the Curve: How Cities Can Survive the Energy Crisis, By Ryan McGreal, Raise The Hammer © 2004 https://www.raisethehammer.org/index.asp?id=136
RBc: Consumers must stand firm against builders who are failing to understand these principals...remember - its your money and your home and you have to live with the operating cost long after the builder hands you the keys. They are not doing you any favors when they build to minimum standards. Survival of the Fittest includes how fit your home is to stand up against rising energy costs.
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