U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, the author of The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act recently spoke at a BuildingGreen Inc event in Brattleboro Vermont.
Welch discussed at the event some of the highlights of the Act’s initiatives:
— A new “tenant star” certification program.
— Requires implementing strategies to increase the efficiency of federally operated data centers.
— Encourages manufacturing large-scale water heaters and incentivizes curbing energy demand during peak hours.
Alex Wilson also was present at the event and stated, “….creating really energy-efficient homes is one way to ensure that the people in those homes will remain safe.”
There is a growing attention to climate change and building resiliency. Let’s see if the Act is passed by senate.