Over-regulation in building codes and certification due to climate change alarmists is stifling growth

Have you ever wondered why the rents are so high? Well, people with income properties are dealing with supply and demand, as supply remains constant due to ROI challenges to build new apartments, and demand increases, prices will not go down. What many do not understand is that all this Agenda 21 or now called Agenda 2030 that infiltrates its recommendations to the levels of cities throughout the country, this advice appears in building codes and regulations. There does not appear to be any slowing down of these regulations at the local level, even if the Trump Administration complies with the reduction of Federal Regulation.

Even at the federal level, there are many experts who want to stick to the regulations, actually believing that they are helping to save the planet. Consider if you want this fact: The Government Accounting Office released a report on January 3, 2017 titled; “Enhanced Federal Coordination Could Facilitate Use of Forward-Looking Climate Information in Design Standards, Building Codes, and Certifications,” Posted: Nov. 30, 2016 and Publicly Released: Jan. 3, 2017 (GAO-17-3).

This GAO report cited above assumes that we have extreme climate change right now, and assumes that humanity’s CO2 emissions are causing it, none of which is proven. This is yet another indication that climate alarmists have infiltrated all parts of the US government bureaucracy and want to institute UN Agenda 21-style ‘sustainability’ in all future construction. .

Our unions want to control that by being the only place of training for these new standards, specifically LEED Certification. By the way, for your information, LEED = “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system devised by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to assess the environmental performance of a building and encourage transformation of the market towards sustainable design.” (Quote: Google definitions on the search page).

In many areas, you can only earn a LEED certification by attending a union-sponsored workshop or tradesman course. You could attend a college, but that would take quite a while and if you’re a tradesman you’d need all your lower division credits first, which is tough for someone who started a trade right out of high school. Of course, if you go to a union store for training, you will be recruited by the union, you will already be paying what you owe to the union, or you will have to pay a fee to attend, thereby supporting the union. Unions often support left-wing political candidates and self-lobby and finance left-wing and socialist politicians.

If only unionized tradespeople are allowed to work in construction in the future, this increases the cost of new homes and buildings and hurts Americans with financial burdens. It hurts home ownership and increases business costs. It’s killing America, and here the GAO is helping slow growth. What we need is change, but that change has to come from within and at all levels of government, a new philosophy is needed, and it is needed now. Without it, there are definitely warm storm clouds on the economic horizon, and they have nothing to do with Global Warming. Please think about this.

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