WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, the High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCCC) unveiled its 2015 Policy Priorities for the 114th U.S. Congress. The document marks a first for the Coalition and will now act as the framework for advocacy efforts between members and Congress.
“This is a very exciting time for the industry,” said Dain Hansen, chairman of the coalition. “While High-Performance Building Week occurs every year, this is the first time the industry has rallied together and identified top policy priorities as a unified voice. As a coalition, we are thrilled to unveil these policy priorities with the Caucus Chairs, Reps. David McKinley (R-WV) and Peter Welch (D-VT).”
Even with the recent release, several of the policy priorities are well underway in Congress. The Coalition is adding its support to these pieces of legislation, while readying efforts on additional initiatives that are included in the document.
“High performance buildings means our members can sell more premium products. Energy efficiency is good for our our customers and for America’s economic security,” says Ed Orlet, NAED Vice President of Government Affairs. “We’re proud to support the coalition’s work because it’s the most effective group advocating for renewing the 179D Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction, which many of our members have successfully used as a selling tool for lighting upgrades.”
Representatives from nearly 30 high-performance building organizations and associations attended the kick-off, including staff from Caucus co-chairs, Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) and Peter Welch (D-VT).
The complete list of 2015 Policy Priorities can be found here.
For additional information about High Performance Building Week, visit: http://www.hpbccc.org/hpb2015week.php
The High-Performance Buildings Congressional Caucus Coalition is made up of approximately 200 organizations providing guidance and support to the High-Performance Building Caucus of the U.S. Congress. The Caucus is co-chaired by Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) and Peter Welch (D-VT).Tagged with tED