Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015. It is a bipartisan measure containing three key provisions of the long-stalled Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Bill. The legislation includes the creation of Tenant Star which is a voluntary certification and recognition program run by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and EPA to promote energy efficiency during the design and occupancy of a leased space. It is expected that President Obama will sign the bill later this week.
You can read more about the act at architectmagazine.com >