Monday, May 24, 2010

Briefing on Building Star Shows Promise

Glass Magazine is reporting on its Website that the High-Performance Congressional Caucus Coalition hosted a lunch briefing on Building Star yesterday, Monday, May 24.

The event took place at the U.S. House of Representatives, Rayburn House Office Building, and approximately 80 participants pre-registered to attend.

Building Star supports the retrofitting of 40 percent of America’s commercial and residential buildings by 2020. This equates to approximately 50 million buildings. Realizing this goal depends in part on having strong energy efficiency codes and standards that are strictly enforced.

Glass Magazine says the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy sees Building Star creating 187,000 jobs and saving $3.3 billion in annual energy costs by the end of 2011.