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H.R.3820: To encourage benchmarking and disclosure of energy information for commercial buildings.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about energy
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Sponsor Kathy Castor, D-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Jan. 8, 2014
Latest Major Action Jan. 10, 2014
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Bill Summary

Amends the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to revise exceptions to the requirement that federal agencies must lease space in buildings that have earned the Energy Star label. Requires a space leased by an agency in a building that has not earned the Energy Star label to be benchmarked under a nationally recognized, online, free benchmarking program, with public disclosure. Exempts from such requirement a space for which owners cannot access whole building utility consumption data.

Requires an agency that is a tenant of a space that has not earned such label to provide to a building owner, or authorize the owner to obtain from the utility, the energy consumption information of the space for the benchmarking and disclosure requirements.

Requires the Secretary of Energy (DOE) to study and report on: (1) the impact of state and local performance benchmarking and disclosure policies, and any associated building efficiency policies, for commercial and multifa...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 10, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
Jan. 8, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.