The response is based on report regarding the incorporation of a repeal of Section 433 of the Energy Independence and Security Act, by the gas and oil lobby, in the bipartisan Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill.
The AIA CEO Robert Ivy, FAIA informed that the demand of removing federal energy laws through in the Shaheen-Portman bill by the fossil fuel industry is an unfortunate incidence. He also added that they are in support of the original bill with various admirable provisions as Sens. Shaheen and Portman has spent more than 2 years to craft a bipartisan energy efficiency bill. They cannot support the legislation that weakens the laws meant to support the federal government in saving taxpayers money by conserving energy.
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee had earlier approved the bipartisan Shaheen-Portman bill that encouraged families, businesses and the government to conserve energy. It is still unknown if the revised bill advance any further in its current form. Ivy assured that they are committed to find a solution that would lead to the improvement of Section 433. But he also added that as long as the opponents ask for a complete repeal, the bill can probably not serve the interests of the public of America.
The design and construction companies in and around the country are designing buildings that meet and often exceed the present targets in Section 433. Due to Section 433, design companies are capable to generate new design strategies that are employed to support clients from private-sector to minimize their energy loads.