Senators Lincoln & Pryor Co-Sponsor Building Star Legislation

Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor have signed on as co-sponsors of S. 3079, or Building Star Energy Efficiency Act of 2010. The bill assists in the creation of new jobs by providing financial incentives for owners of commercial buildings and multifamily residential buildings to retrofit their buildings with energy efficient building equipment and materials and for other purposes. According to a March 2010 study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the Building Star program would create 130,000 jobs in 2010 and 57,000 jobs in 2011.

To learn more about S. 3079, click here. To read ACEEE’s analysis of job creation through energy efficiency programs, visit www.aceee.org.

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One response to “Senators Lincoln & Pryor Co-Sponsor Building Star Legislation

  1. Great legislation as far as it goes. It’s too limited as far as Qualified Boilers are concerned. Far more efficiency, far fewer emissions and more jobs could be created if the definition of Qualified Boiler was amended to include boilers up to 12.5 million Btuh — it would have a much greater impact on the aging boiler fleet!

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