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Biden Must Cut Carbon Emissions From HUD Housing, Groups Say

June 24, 2021, 10:00 AM

The Biden administration is considering adopting, for the first time in six years, a building code that efficiency groups say would prevent millions of tons of carbon from being spewed into the atmosphere and save low- and moderate-income homeowners a billion dollars each year in energy bills.

But several high-profile groups—including the U.S. Green Building Council, American Chemistry Council, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Alliance to Save Energy—say the administration should be proceeding much more quickly.

“The house is on fire and no one is moving fast enough,” said Kim Cheslak, director of codes at the New Buildings Institute, which ...