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Work on lowering energy efficiency standards in New Mexico (Listen again)
(2011-05-16)
(KSFR) -
New Mexico's standards for energy efficiency in new homes and commercial buildings may be rolled back under a proposal being studied by the state's Construction Industries Commission. Gov. Susana Martinez says it would send a message that New Mexico is open for busiiness.

Commission members appointed by Gov. Martinez are reviewing the state's standards that require greater energy efficiency in new structures than are required under federal standards.

The New Mexico rule under scrutiny requires new homes to be 20 percent more energy efficient and new buildings 17 percent more efficient.

We ask Kim Shanahan, exective director of the Santa Fe Area Homebuilders Association, if such a move would be beneficial for homebuilders.

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