Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act

Washington, DC – March 9, 2017 – The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) commends Congressmen David McKinley (R-WV) and Peter Welch (D-VT) on the introduction of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2017.

This legislation is the House companion bill to S. 385, which was introduced in the U.S. Senate last month by Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH).  The bill incentivizes the use of efficiency technologies that are commercially available today, can be widely deployed across the country, and quickly pay for themselves through energy savings.  It will also strengthen national model building codes to make new homes and commercial buildings more energy efficient.  In addition, it will encourage more cooperation between all parties, including states and private industry, to ensure more transparency in the code-writing process. 

The bill will help the United States transition to a more energy-efficient economy while driving economic growth and private sector job creation.  The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) estimates that by 2030 this legislation will create more than 190,000 jobs, save consumers $16.2 billion a year, and cut CO2 emissions and other air pollutants by the equivalent of taking 22 million cars off the road.

Fred Ulreich, CEO of NARI commented, “Remodelers are strong supporters of the development of energy efficient technologies.  Legislation which encourages the development and use of this technology is not only good for the environment but it makes good business sense.  NARI supports this legislation and urges its passage by the U.S. Congress.”

 

About NARI: The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the premier association of remodeling professionals and industry experts dedicated to advancing the professionalism of the remodeling industry and educating the public on the benefits of using a qualified professional. NARI has 6,000 member contractors, suppliers and service providers and 52 chapters across the U.S. NARI members adhere to a Code of Ethics and together as an industry promote “Remodeling Done Right™. Learn more about NARI and how to find a qualified professional remodeler at NARI.org.

 

Media Contact: Elizabeth McKenna, 847.298.9200, marketing@nari.org

 

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