S.535 - Energy Efficiency Improvement Act Of 2015

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2/23/2015--Introduced. Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 Better Buildings Act of 2015 This bill requires the General Services Administration (GSA) to: (1) develop and publish model leasing provisions to encourage building owners and tenants to use greater cost-effective energy efficiency and water efficiency measures in commercial buildings, and (2) develop policies and practices to implement the measures for the realty services provided by the GSA to agencies. This bill amends the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to require the Department of Energy (DOE) to study the feasibility of improving energy efficiency in commercial buildings through the design and construction of spaces with high-performance energy efficiency measures. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must 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. The EPA may develop a voluntary program to recognize commercial building owners and tenants that use high-performance energy efficiency measures in the design and construction of leased spaces. This bill amends the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide additional energy conservation standards for grid-enabled water heaters for use as part of an electric thermal storage or demand response program, which is a program that enables customers to reduce or shift their power use during peak demand periods. A federal agency leasing space in a building without an Energy Star label must include in its lease provisions requirements that the space's energy efficiency be measured against a nationally-recognized benchmark. The agency must also meet certain energy consumption disclosure requirements. DOE must maintain a database for storing and making available public energy-related information on commercial and multifamily buildings.

Became Public Law No: 114-11.
April 30th 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Signed By President.
April 30th 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Presented To President.
April 23rd 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Motion To Reconsider Laid On The Table Agreed To Without Objection.
April 21st 2015 @ 3:55 PM

On Motion To Suspend The Rules And Pass The Bill Agreed To By Voice Vote.
April 21st 2015 @ 3:55 PM

Debate - The House Proceeded With Forty Minutes Of Debate On S. 535.
April 21st 2015 @ 3:32 PM

Considered Under Suspension Of The Rules.
April 21st 2015 @ 3:32 PM

Mr. Whitfield Moved To Suspend The Rules And Pass The Bill.
April 21st 2015 @ 3:32 PM

Referred To The House Committee On Energy And Commerce.
April 13th 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Received In The House.
April 13th 2015 @ 2:05 PM

Message On Senate Action Sent To The House.
March 27th 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Passed Senate Without Amendment By Voice Vote.
March 27th 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Read The Second Time. Placed On Senate Legislative Calendar Under General Orders. Calendar No. 23.
February 24th 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Introduced In The Senate. Read The First Time. Placed On Senate Legislative Calendar Under Read The First Time.
February 23rd 2015 @ 12:00 AM

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