Liza Bowles and Phil Sapone of Newport Ventures were in Montour Falls to discuss the benefits and drawbacks to adopting and implementing more stringent building energy codes. Members of the local news media were on hand to listen in as this is a topic that has gained widespread interest throughout the area. As part of the discussion, Newport detailed a community’s options for a more advanced energy code, including several green building and voluntary energy efficiency programs. In addition, Newport discussed the benefits of using third-party verification under these options and some lessons learned from Long Island, where a number of communities have already implemented more stringent energy codes.
Click here to see a brief video on Newport’s discussion of advanced energy codes from YNN Elmira-Corning.