Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

Promote Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Promote Energy Efficiency in Buildings

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration,[1] residential and commercial building sector in the U.S. accounts for almost 40percent of total energy consumption. While there have been significant efficiency gains in commercial and residential buildings, such as homes, offices, schools, hospitals, increased use of appliances and electronics is expected to result in a net increase in emissions.

H.R. 2043 (116th) – Home Owner Managing Energy Savings (HOMES) Act of 2019 (Welch)

Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Co-sponsors: 1 Republican

This bill will provide rebates to homeowners who invest in energy efficiency improvements. Homeowners who demonstrate at least a 20 percent energy savings will receive a $2,500 rebate. Those who demonstrate at least a 40 percent energy savings will receive a $5,000 rebate.
(Summarized from Welch press release)

H.R. 2119 (116th) – To Amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize grants for improving the energy efficiency of public buildings, and for other purposes (Kelly)

Energy and Commerce
Co-sponsors: 0

This bill amends Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize grants for improving the energy efficiency of public buildings. It would authorize $100 million annually from FY 2021 through FY 2025 for an existing grant program, administered by DOE, that provides money for states to improve the energy efficiency of state and local public facilities. 
(Summarized from Kelly press release)

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