In 2011, Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Energy Efficiency and Industrial Competitiveness Act for the first time. NAIOP has supported subsequent iterations of the bill, including in its most recent form, introduced in 2017 as S. 385. NAIOP is working with these offices and other stakeholders to reintroduce the legislation in the 116th Congress.
Federal legislation advancing building code efficiency goals should be based on economic and technological feasibility. Incentive-based and voluntary approaches to advancing energy efficiency, such as EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager, should continue. NAIOP supports commonsense reforms to the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which codify and incentivize voluntary conservation efforts, and curb abuse of the Act by reducing instances of false reporting.
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