New LBNL study pegs enforcement costs of building codes at $100/home

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The Lawrence Berkeley National Lab released a new study finding that the incremental cost for local governments to  enforce energy codes using a traditional review and inspection process can be up to approximately $100 per home, assuming best-practice levels of time spent per home and re-inspection upon failure.  This cost is very small compared to the large savings that come from improved enforcement of building energy codes.  The study offers several models using third-party inspections that alleviate the enforcement burden and needed expertise for local governments.