What do building codes really get us? After all, isn’t it true that building code advancements lag actual building failures? Interesting to note that many of the upcoming Southeast U.S. Building Code changes will be based upon model codes and standards that have huge green and energy drivers. Whenever I see “green” and “energy” at the front and center of anything related to buildings in our hot and humid climate, I wonder what aspect of dehumidification will be compromised to achieve these objectives.