Initiation Date: July 2011
Clients/Partners: Sundancer Creations Custom Builders, Environment New Mexico, e-Solved, Inc., and several individuals
Attorneys: Douglas Meiklejohn
Appealing the repeal of three building codes and amendment of a fourth by the New Mexico Construction Industries Commission. The codes included the Energy Conservation Code adopted in 2010, would have required new construction to be 20% more energy efficient than was required previously. The codes were developed through a collaborative process that included the construction industry, public-interest groups, and regulators. In terms of conserving energy, these four codes were the best standards of their kind in the United States.
10/27/2014 - NMELC files petition with the NM Supreme Court to review Court of Appeals decision
09/25/2014 - Court of Appeals upholds Commission
04/09/2014 - Reply Brief filed
12/27/2013 - NMELC files new appeal.
07/15/2013 - NMELC files Docketing Statement in appeal.
05/30/2013 - The NM Court of Appeals issues orders on Request for Rehearing and Clarification, and Contempt Motion.
05/21/2013 - NMELC files Response to Notice of Completion.
05/20/2013 - May 22nd Court of Appeals hearing canceled.
05/13/2013 - New Mexico Court of Appeals sets hearing for Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 2 pm in Albuquerque.
05/03/2013 - NMELC files response to the Appellees’ Motion for Rehearing and Clarification
04/11/2013 - NMELC files Motion in the Court of Appeals for an order holding the New Mexico Construction Industries Division in contempt for its failure to comply with the Court of Appeals’ April 4th order.
04/05/2013 - The NM Court of Appeals rules that the Construction Industries Commission’s June 10, 2011 adoption of the revisions to the building codes are to be rolled back to the codes that were in place previously. (Read press release)
05/09/2012 - NMELC files Appellant’s Final Reply Brief in building codes appeal.
01/19/2012 - NMELC files Appellant’s Brief in Chief.
07/11/2011 - NMELC files an appeal in the State Court of Appeals for its clients.
10/27/2014 - Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
04/09/2014 - Appellant’s Filed Reply Brief
12/27/2013 - Appellant’s Filed Brief in Chief
05/20/2013 - Filed Response to Notice of Completion
05/13/2013 - NM Court of Appeals Notice of Hearing
04/05/2013 - NM Court of Appeals Decision
05/09/2012 - Appellant’s Final Reply Brief
01/19/2012 - Appellant’s Brief in Chief
07/11/2011 - NM Energy Conservation Code Notice of Appeal