Committee News

Senator Heinrich Introduces Legislation to Improve School Indoor Air Quality with ASHRAE Input

On October 1, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduced the "Keeping Schools Safe Act" (S. 4782), which would establish a grant program for schools to improve their HVAC systems to help minimize risks of viral spread. The program would be run by the Secretary of Education, who would be req...

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IEA Releases "World Energy Outlook 2020"

Yesterday, the International Energy Agency released its flagship publication, "The World Energy Outlook 2020." The report focuses on forecasts over the next decade: strong growth in renewables are expected, but these investments need to be paired with investment in electricity grids to ensure reliab...

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Rep. Williams Introduces Bill to Permanently Extend Energy Efficiency Tax Deduction 179D

On October 6, Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX) introduced H.R. 8547, the Incentivize Energy-Saving Improvements Act, which would make the Section 179D tax deduction permanent. The 179D tax deduction sets incentives for building owners that reduce their building's total energy and power cost by 50% or more...

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CDC Adds Back Guidance Regarding Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its website to acknowledge possible airborne transmission of the coronavirus, especially in enclosed spaces. This information was published after similar guidance was initially removed a few weeks ago since the language was not yet fin...

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NC Governor Ray Cooper proclaims October 7, 2020 as Energy Efficiency Day

NC Governor Ray Cooper proclaims October 7, 2020 as Energy Efficiency DaySee link following for where it can be found online:{CLICK HERE}  

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