We all deserve affordable energy bills, clean air, and to stay safe and comfortable at home, school, and work – and this is possible, even amid extreme weather and unpredictable spikes in energy costs. Our homes and buildings weren’t built for the climate crisis, but our ability to withstand it requires them to be.
The Better Buildings Act ensures that the communities we build today are prepared to withstand the challenges of tomorrow. It does so by requiring new homes and buildings to incorporate the most energy-efficient equipment, safety standards, clean air equipment, and effective insulation. By building smart from the start, we can provide lasting cost savings, health benefits, and climate resilience to generations of residents at the same cost to build.
We can build better buildings equipped with the latest efficiency measures and clean energy technologies for the same price – if not less – than older building methods.
The Better Buildings Act will stabilize energy bills even amid increasingly unpredictable energy prices.
The median low-income household in Maryland would save $373 per year by replacing a gas furnace with a heat pump.
The Better Buildings Act will provide cleaner air indoor and out, boosting public health and saving lives.
Homes that utilize advanced energy efficiency can maintain safer, more habitable conditions during extended blackouts or interruptions in fuel deliveries.
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