In December, the Boise City Council will consider updates to the rules for building homes. These building codes set minimum construction standards for normal things like floors, walls and roofs. The codes also require deep insulation, quality windows and sealing of air leaks to make the structures more energy efficient.
By updating codes to current standards, the city of Boise is helping us have safe, affordable homes while reducing future climate pollution. We certainly support the city’s move, and we need you to show your support as well. Consider these reasons for strong building codes.
- Strong codes set a level playing field for all builders. As a citizen, that gives you security when considering a home purchase or rental.
- Since you can’t see insulation and air leaks, the city of Boise is helping you know that your home is well built from the start.
- Strong codes ensure that Boise homes conserve energy and reduce demand for fossil fuels. Thank the city for protecting our homes and our climate.
- It’s time to update codes to match current best practices. Doing so ensures safe homes for your community and helps conserve energy for everyone.