CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 1407 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL) on May 27, 2010.
H.Res. 1407 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
According to the resolution's findings, the High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition has declared the week of June 13 through June 19, 2010, as "High-Performance Building Week." According to the Department of Energy (DOE), "the Building Technologies Program works to improve the efficiency of buildings and the equipment, components, and systems within them." In addition, the DOE also funds the Commercial Building Initiative which "aims to significantly improve the energy efficiency of new and existing commercial buildings." The Democrats' "stimulus" bill included $5 billion in funding to retrofit federal facilities in order to make them "high performance green buildings."