State Training Home Builders In Energy Efficiency

View Comments
For The Kids

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is helping local builders construct more energy efficient homes.

The state Department of Energy Resources announced Friday that the U.S. Department of Energy has given the state $350,000 to help pay for a program that trains builders to use thermal imaging-enhanced building methods.

The goal is to lower the energy consumption of homes.

Massachusetts is among 24 states sharing $7 million set aside for the Building Energy Codes program.

Federal officials say the program has reduced energy use and carbon pollution and saved an estimated $16 billion for U.S. consumers since it started 20 years ago.

The training is offered at a low cost to builders and is free for municipal building code officials.

The training program began earlier this month and continues throughout the year.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 4,096 other followers