Builders question whether to delay projects until new county energy code is in place

NANCY COOK LAUER/West Hawaii Today Plans Examining Manager Neil Erickson and Information Specialist Denise Laitinen address a crowd of about 50 Monday in Hilo on changes to the county energy code.

Balancing energy conservation with building costs was top of mind Monday, as about 50 designers, builders and homeowners quizzed county Building Division staff about proposed changes to the county energy code.