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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