WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 22, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (KY-01) led the charge on the House floor to approve S. 535, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015. The measure passed the House of Representatives by a voice vote. This bipartisan legislation includes language from a bill that was advanced by the Energy and Commerce Committee and approved by the full House last year. The legislative package includes a solution to facilitate greater cooperation between landlords and tenants to lower energy consumption in commercial buildings, a measure to ensure energy-saving grid-enabled water heaters can continue to be manufactured and sold, and language to improve the collection and use of data regarding energy usage in federally-leased buildings.
“By improving energy efficiency, we can reduce costs and improve our accountability to taxpayers,” said Whitfield. “This bipartisan package includes several important efficiency measures that the House advanced last year, including my legislation to preserve the manufacture and use of large energy-efficient water heaters. I’m pleased to see that these measures will finally become law, and our work to advance energy efficiency will continue in the months ahead.”
Now that the legislation has passed both the House of Representatives and Senate, the bill will be sent to the President to sign