Appeals court upholds Washington state energy efficiency building standards

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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a federal court ruling in favor of Washington’s State Building Codes Council over standards for increasing the energy efficiency of homes that it adopted in 2009.

July 03, 2012

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a federal court ruling in favor of Washington’s State Building Codes Council over standards for increasing the energy efficiency of homes that it adopted in 2009. Barring further appeal, the opinion appears to end litigation in the long-running dispute between the council and builders that also drew environmental groups to intervene on the side of the state.

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