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Some Towns Requiring Energy Audits for New Builds


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By Christina Hernandez | christina.hernandez@newsday.com

November 18, 2008

North Hempstead is poised tonight to become the 10th Long Island town to mandate that new residential construction comply with energy-efficient standards.

If the town board passes the law, new construction will be subject to several tests to ensure homes have a tight seal, so less heat and air conditioning are used, said Neal Lewis of the East Farmingdale-based Long Island Neighborhood Network, an environmental and civic advocacy group.

Lewis said the law requires that home heating, cooling and hot water systems must also be energy-efficient.

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