Those opposed to the stricter standards complain that this is the wrong time to be placing an extra burden on an already beleaguered business.
John Caulfield at Builder Magazine writes:
"The new codes also call for tougher air-tightness standards for construction.
The Ohio Home Builders Association estimates that the revised energy code alone, if applied to new construction in the state, could raise the price of a house by up to $2,500. (The code's advocates believe the cost increase would be more like $800.)"