Architects Applaud Passage of Targeted Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Legislation

Architects Applaud Passage of Targeted Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 23, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today issued the following statement on Congressional passage of the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 introduced in February by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH.)

Please attribute to AIA President Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA.

“We applaud Congress for enacting common sense energy efficiency legislation with House passage yesterday of the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015.

“As architects, we heartily support this bipartisan measure that promotes energy efficiency in industrial, commercial, and residential applications. This piece of legislation demonstrates that good energy efficiency policy can pass without being hampered by ulterior political motives. We commend Senators Portman and Shaheen on their persistence and stewardship of truly consensus based energy efficiency improvements.”

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Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders, and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit www.aia.org.

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