Minn. builders group warns energy efficiency codes could boost new homes cost by $12,000

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Possible changes in the Minnesota building and energy codes could add $8,000-$12,000 to the cost of a typical home and open the door to building practices that have caused problems in the past, the Builders Association of Minnesota warned.

April 17, 2012

Possible changes in the Minnesota building and energy codes could add $8,000-$12,000 to the cost of a typical home and open the door to building practices that have caused problems in the past, the Builders Association of Minnesota warned. The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) is updating the state building and energy codes, drawing upon recommendations contained in the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code.

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