Historic House Vote: Waxman-Markey Bill Includes 2030 Challenge Targets

U.S. House of RepresentativesAn outcome of Architecture 2030’s ongoing efforts to educate Congressional members on the positive impacts of updating the National Model Building Energy Code Standards to meet the 2030 Challenge targets, the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee has incorporated updating the national code standards to meet these targets into the code provisions of the Waxman-Markey Bill, titled the “American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009” (Section 201 of H.R. 2454).

These provisions would, among other benefits, continue code updates to the year 2030, meeting the full extent of the 2030 targets. It is anticipated that the full House will vote on this historic bill as early as tomorrow, Friday, June 26th.

We want to thank the many groups and firms that support Architecture 2030’s initiatives and the code provisions in the Bill. We specifically want to thank the Alliance to Save Energy and Environment America for their tireless efforts on the Hill.

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