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S.1191: Better Buildings Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about energy
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Sponsor Michael Bennet, D-Colo.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced June 19, 2013
Latest Major Action June 25, 2013
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Bill Summary

Better Buildings Act of 2013 - Amends the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to require the Department of Energy's (DOE) Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to study the feasibility of: (1) significantly improving energy efficiency in commercial buildings through the design and construction of separate spaces with high-performance energy efficiency measures, and (2) encouraging owners and tenants to implement such measures in separate spaces. Requires the Secretary to publish such study on DOE's website.

Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Secretary of Energy to develop a voluntary Tenant Star program within the Energy Star program to recognize tenants in commercial buildings that voluntarily achieve high levels of energy efficiency in separate spaces. Requires DOE's Administrator of the Energy Information Administration to collect data on categories of building occupancy that consume significa...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 25, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-70.
June 19, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.