Trade groups support ideas behind Green Resources for Energy Efficient Neighborhoods Act
Two industry trade groups are offering praise for the goals of legislation that would provide incentives for energy efficiency upgrades.
The legislation is sponsored by Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colorado. Perlmutter says his legislation provides for incentives to lenders and financial institutions so they can offer lower interest loans and other benefits for consumers who build, buy or remodel their homes or businesses to improve their energy efficiency. The legislation is called the Green Resources for Energy Efficient Neighborhoods Act, or the GREEN Act.
The bill was heard in the House Financial Services Subcomittee on Housing and Community Opportunity this week.
National Association of Home Builders President Jerry Howard says: “The scope of the GREEN Act and the new programs that it creates is ambitious, but the intent is thoughtful and NAHB hopes that the resources will ultimately be available to develop the programs into effective tools to promote sustainable principals,” he said.
From the National Association of Realtors®, David Wluka, a member of NAR’s Global Climate Change Presidential Advisory Group, offered this: "We know that many of today’s consumers want homes and communities that are sensitive to the larger environment, and we are pleased that the GREEN Act would offer resources and incentives to homeowners to help them improve the energy efficiency of their homes."
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