The bill was introduced by Rep. Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Cunningham (R-CA), and, according to SMACNA, could potentially reduce energy costs by anywhere from 20% to 50% over current use levels.
The association has also backed H.R. 2206, introduced by Rep. Engel (D-NY) and Rep. Terry (R-NE). This bill is expected to give homeowners and businesses a 25% tax credit to replace old, inefficient boilers and heating and cooling systems with Energy Star certified products.
Publication date: 07/16/2001