Country:United States
Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2008
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Information and Education>Performance Label>Comparison label, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Demonstration project
Policy Target:Buildings>Building Type>Non-residential
Agency:US Department of Energy (DOE)
Legal References:Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Sec. 421, 423, 491, and 492

Sections 421, 422, and 423 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 address the development of commercial high-performance green buildings. The High-Performance Green Building Partnership Consortia was developed in response to these provisions. Partnership participants reflect all disciplines necessary to implement high-performance commercial buildings. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), along with nine other leading organizations, has formed a consortium in response to the US Department of Energy request for consortia to advise the department on high-performance building issues. The Consortia encourges the development of more energy efficient "green" commercial buildings. Activities include establishing a national clearinghouse for information and public outreach about high performance green buildings.

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