Energy Efficiency-Architects Join In with 5 proposals-Legislation

AIA reiterates top five proposals for increasing energy efficiency
Apr 1, 2011 Construction News
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reacted to President Obama's proposals for increasing the nation's energy security by reiterating its top five energy conservation legislative priorities.

"Architects make design decisions every day that have significant impact on the energy that buildings use both during their construction and throughout their life cycles, " said AIA 2011 President Clark Manus, FAIA. "Architects also have a major impact on whether communities are designed in a sustainable fashion."

Among the AIA's energy conservation legislative priorities are:

  1. Strengthening the commercial building energy efficiency tax deduction. The AIA supports increasing the value of the deduction, an increase that was included in bipartisan legislation in 2010, or by turning it into a tax credit as proposed by the Administration.
  2. Passing a long-term transportation bill that empowers communities to plan in ways that reduce energy-wasting congestion and promote livable, walkable neighborhoods.
  3. Passing the bipartisan America's Clean Energy Leadership Act (ACELA) approved in 2009 by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, which promotes stronger energy building codes and building retrofits.
  4. Restoring funding for government building energy retrofits that was cut in the most recent continuing resolution, which will save taxpayers more money over the long-term.
  5. Passing legislation to allow states and localities to use PACE bonds. The sales proceeds from such municipal bonds are lent to commercial or residential property owners to finance energy efficiency measures and small renewable energy systems. The owners repay their loans over a 20 year term via an annual assessment on their property tax bill.


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