City of Decatur High Performance Building Standard

Making homes and businesses more efficient is a great way to cut energy consumption and reduce our impact on the environment. The city of Decatur is no stranger to these practices and in 2014 crafted a city-wide High Performance Building Standard for all residential and commercial building projects. The standard is part of the unified development ordinance (UDO) that requires that all new construction—as well as improvements, renovation and additions—meet a set of energy efficiency standards outlined by the ordinance.