The proposal will be addressed with the Secretary of Housing.
The 2103 Maryland General Assembly has wrapped up and Frederick County Senator Ron Young says he is disappointed that his Zero Energy Bill did not pass. "You know we get on all of these energy things, and the cost of oil and offshore wind, and whether we should be fracking for gas, and we are building houses that are self contained and doesn't require gas, oil, coal, wind and I had a bill in to promote those," said Senator Young. "I half seriously and half jokingly, said the Legislature don't know what to do with it because it made money instead of costing money," continued Young. Young believes somewhere in the future it needs to be made part of the building code. "When we can build a house that's not depending on outside energy sources, and it's clean and it's green, that's the way we should be going," he continued.
Although the bill didn't make it, the proposal is up for discussion, in the next week, with the Secretary of Housing to see if it can be worked through the existing housing programs.