This week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed a comprehensive energy bill, H.R. 8, The North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act. The measure included two provisions that NAR supported:
- One provision would streamline and improve the process for developing energy building codes and limit the influence the U.S. Department of Energy has on developing these codes.
- A second provision would emphasize that any residential or commercial energy score, label or rating program is strictly voluntary, optional and developed on a market-driven basis.
The legislation now goes to the House floor, where it could be voted on as early as next week.