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Published on: 30 Jan 2014 Feature image: On Tuesday, the House Energy & Commerce Committee took a positive ste

Published on: 30 Jan 2014 Feature image: On Tuesday, the House Energy & Commerce Committee took a positive ste

On Tuesday, the House Energy & Commerce Committee took a positive step in advancing building efficiency legislation with the passage of H.R. 2126 , the “Better Buildings Act.” This bipartisan legislation introduced by Representatives David McKinley (R-WV) and Peter Welch (D-VT) cleared the committee on voice vote. In a statement, Representative Welch lauded the passage of the bill: “The Committee’s action today demonstrates that energy efficiency is a policy area where there is common ground between both parties in Congress. Vermont has led the nation on efficiency and I am pleased that Congress is now making progress on this issue.” The bill seeks to catalyze the important opportunities available for efficiency gains in tenant spaces of commercial and retail properties. Specifically, the legislation establishes a voluntary recognition program dubbed “Tenant Star,” which w...

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