Sen. Chipman bill to improve energy and efficiency building codes receives committee support

Posted: May 15, 2019 | Senator Chipman

AUGUSTA — Legislation from Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, LD 1543 “An Act To Amend the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code” recently received the support of the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety last week.


“Updating the building codes to allow municipalities to choose more efficient energy standards is simply the right thing to do as we consider energy options for the future,” said Sen. Chipman.


The current Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code was not written with today’s environmental concerns in mind. LD 1543 would update the code to allow local municipalities to implement stronger energy and efficiency standards to promote sustainability.


The committee voted in favor of the bill, 8 to 5, on Monday May 6. The bill now faces votes before the Maine Senate and House.