Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Disturbing news from California

California New Homes in 2020-

No Gas fireplaces, No Wood Fireplaces

We have seen the future, and it's not good.

If you make your living in the California hearth business, this is not good news about the new 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, and the NetZero House concept that this code is leading up too. These standards have the potential to outlaw everything but electric fireplaces by 2020! While electric fireplaces are desired by some consumers and would be an alternative for them should this restriction go into effect, our association must continue to support a wide variety of hearth and zone heating options for the public. This code will take many options away.