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HPBCCC Unveils 2015 Policy Priorities at Kick-Off to High Performance Building Week

Washington, D.C. (June 10, 2015) – This week, the High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCCC) unveiled its 2015 Policy Priorities for the 114th U.S. Congress. The document marks a first for the Coalition and will now act as the framework for advocacy efforts between members and Congress.

"This is a very exciting time for the industry," said Dain Hansen, chairman of the coalition. "While High-Performance Building Week occurs every year, this is the first time the industry has rallied together and identified top policy priorities as a unified voice. As a coalition, we are thrilled to unveil these policy priorities with the Caucus Chairs, Reps. David McKinley (R-WV) and Peter Welch (D-VT)."

Even with the recent release, several of the policy priorities are well underway in Congress. The Coalition is adding its support to these pieces of legislation, while readying efforts on additional initiatives that are included in the document.

Representatives from nearly 30 high-performance building organizations and associations attended the kick-off, including staff from Caucus co-chairs, Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) and Peter Welch (D-VT).

The complete list of 2015 Policy Priorities can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/ndblehr

For additional information about High Performance Building Week visit: http://www.hpbccc.org/hpb2015week.php

The High-Performance Buildings Congressional Caucus Coalition is made up of approximately 200 organizations providing guidance and support to the High-Performance Building Caucus of the U.S. Congress. The Caucus is co-chaired by Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) and Peter Welch (D-VT).

The High-Performance Building Caucus of the U.S. Congress was formed to heighten awareness and inform policymakers about the major impact buildings have on our health, safety, welfare, and the opportunities to design, construct, and operate high-performance buildings that reflect our concern for these impacts. Fundamental to these concerns include protecting life and property, developing novel building technologies, facilitating and enhancing U.S. economic competitiveness, increasing energy efficiency in the built-environmental, assuring buildings have minimal climate change impacts and are able to respond to changes in the environment, and supporting the development of private sector standards codes and guidelines that address these concerns.

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