Vermont’s House member spoke at BuildingGreen Inc.,

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.

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