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Texas Building Codes
The State Energy Conservation Office is currently assessing whether to raise minimum energy efficiency standards for new residential and commercial buildings. The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club supports adoption of the 2009 IECC standards for both commercial and residential construction as a minimum state standard. Sierra Club is also working in local municipalities to adopt even more aggressive building standards related to energy efficiency. San Antonio became the first municipality to adopt the 2009 IECC standards.
Comments Comments submitted to SECO on state standards
Systems Laboratory Recommendation on Building State Standards
Editorial: Cyrus Reed, It's a Texas Two-Step with a Green Twist, Houston Chronicle, June 22, 2009 Texas Two-Step toward Energy Efficiency
Sierra Club/National Green Building Council: US Green Buildings for Cool Cities
RECA- Reasonable Energy Codes Alliance
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