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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UNDP Volume 3 Launch– “Empowering Lives, Building Resilience – Development Stories from Europe and Central Asia”

The publication launched in Dec 2013 “shares experiences of sustainable energy initiatives supported by UNDP in Europe and Central Asia. In this region, the sustainable energy challenges include: achieving universal access; improving energy efficiency; addressing frequent power cuts; reducing high energy costs; ensuring sustainable and affordable heating in winter; and accelerating the availability of renewable energy supply.” http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/12/11/helen-clark-speech-at-launch-of-empowering-lives-building-resilience-development-stories-from-europe-and-central-asia-on-sustainable-energy/