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HPC Joined Other Efficiency Groups Asking for Building Code Language in Senate Energy Bill

November 1, 2016

HPC supports building energy code provisions and language approved by the Senate in order to address concerns of the home building industry and has joined key stakeholders to refute false claims against the bipartisan building energy code provisions in S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, which was passed by the Senate in April 2016.

This letter sent to the bill’s conferees, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), urges each of them to support the efficiency language included in the bipartisan Senate energy bill as they reconcile differences between that bill and a more partisan House bill.

“We remain hopeful and diligent in our resolve that common-sense energy legislation can be enacted this year,” said Brian T. Castelli, President and CEO of the Building Performance Association. “As an alliance of like-minded organizations working to ensure all homes are healthy, comfortable and energy efficient, we urge that no further changes take root in the hard-fought, bi-partisan building energy code provisions already passed in the Senate.”

“America’s homes and buildings are a part of America’s energy problem and its energy solution,” said Kara Saul-Rinaldi, HPC Vice -President of Government Affairs and Policy at HPC. “We encourage Congress to approve the common-sense building code provisions in the Senate Bill, and return next year to advance strong legislation to advance residential clean energy retrofits.”

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