The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) was pleased to participate in the events of High Performance Building Week in Washington, D.C. the week of June 8th. The week, organized by the High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCCC), provides an opportunity for industry, advocacy, and membership organizations to identify trends, opportunities, and challenges in the high-performance building sector.
High Performance Building Week opened with an opportunity to present the coalition’s annual policy priorities to the Caucus co-chairs, Representatives David McKinley (R-WV) and Peter Welch (D-VT), along with other members of Congress and industry.
Several of the identified policies are well underway in Congress. The document adds the support of a diverse coalition of advocacy and industry to these policies, encouraging further action in Congress.
On Thursday, June 11, the National Association of Building Science (NIBS) organized a Congressional briefing titled, Policies to Advance the Achievement of High-Performance Buildings. Speakers included Ryan Colker (NIBS), Erin Grossi (UL), and Leanne Tobias (Malachite). Representative David McKinley (R-WV), Henry Green (NIBS), and Dain Hansen (IAPMO) provided additional remarks.
The Coalition is supported by over 200 organizations from industry, advocacy, and academia. NASEO remains committed to supporting and engaging both the Caucus and the Coalition to elevate and inform the work of the State Energy Offices in the high-performance buildings sector.