ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Stricter energy efficiency standards for new buildings will stand, despite a fight by the governor and the construction industry.
The stricter codes implemented under the Richardson administration were removed in 2011, after many argued the requirements which include everything from better insulation, to more energy efficient heating systems, lighting and windows, were too expensive for developers and property owners.
The New Mexico Environmental Law Center challenged the move in court.
The state court of appeals has now overturned the commission's decision saying they failed to provide reasons for the change.
The commission could chose to take up the issue again.
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