WDMA Applauds House Reintroduction of Energy Code Legislation

Window & Door
July 1, 2019
Government

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association applauds the reintroduction of the Energy Savings and Building Efficiency Act (H.R. 3586), sponsored by Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR). This bill defines the Department of Energy's role in new model energy code development and guarantees that certain products and technologies are not given preferential treatment. WDMA made reintroduction of the bill one of the key issues of its recent Legislative Conference.

“WDMA is pleased to see the reintroduction of the Energy Savings and Building Efficiency Act in the House and thanks Congressman Schrader for leading this bill,” says Michael O'Brien, WDMA president and CEO. “This bill is an important step toward increasing transparency, ensuring product neutrality and promoting cost-effectiveness in the energy code development process. We will continue to work with the Senate and other industry groups on a companion Senate bill, along with ways to enact this legislation into law. Lastly, we especially appreciate the hard work of our members who advocated for this bill during the WDMA Legislative Conference in April.”