SALT LAKE CITY – The Institute for the Building Envelope (IBE) released the following statement today after the Utah Governor Spencer Cox signed into law HB 0532, a bill to update the State’s residential energy efficiency requirements:
“With his signature, Governor Cox has made it easier for Utahns to lower their energy bills and keep their homes warm,” said IBE Board Member Doug Brady. “By insulating and air sealing homes and attics, we can better secure the building envelope, improve energy efficiency, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This is a win for Utahns and a win for the environment. Other states across the country should follow Utah’s lead.”
IBE is a trade association formed by industry leaders in an effort to promote innovative, multifunctional materials that can increase energy efficiency, safety, and comfort. A well-designed building envelope can combat climate change, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and help structures better withstand natural disasters. IBE provides a forum for consumers and policymakers seeking to improve public policy related to commercial and residential building materials. For more information, visit theibe.org.