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Senate Committee Passes Energy Bill 

By: John Bryant, senior director of federal affairs, NAIOP Fall 2011

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee fast-tracked a bill that creates new standards and efficiency targets for new construction. Unlike past drafts of similar legislation, The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011 approaches the issue by calling on the DOE to set efficiency targets through a formal rulemaking process.