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Statement from NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly on ICC Ruling on Cost Estimates

Statement from NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly on ICC Ruling on Cost Estimates

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Kevin Kelly, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Wilmington, Del., issued the following statement on the decision by the International Code Council to require that all code change proposals include cost estimates:

“NAHB commends the ICC for approving this landmark ruling that will require all code change proposals to include cost estimates. By acknowledging that costs are an important factor in determining the merit of code change proposals, this will make the building codes process more cost-effective and affordable. In turn, this will help keep housing costs down, enable builders to construct more energy-efficient homes and allow more young families to enter the new home buying market.”