Nov 17, 2016

IES Public Policy regularly tracks activities within Congress. and Federal, State and Provincial legislative bodies, and local government agencies that are of importance to IES members. When warranted, and via its collaboration and coalition activities, the IES will be a signatory on letters and testimonies supporting stances on particular issues. The most recent letters or testimony appear below.

  • Alliance to Save Energy: Letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies in Support of Increased Funding for ENERGY STAR® (17 June 2021) [Download PDF 59KB]
     
  • Alliance to Save Energy: Letter to Chairs and Ranking Members of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce and Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources Supporting Investments in Efficient Indoor and Outdoor Lighting (9 June 2021) [Download PDF 49KB]
     
  • Coalition Letter: Publishers Support Open Science and Sustainable Public Access (4 June 2021) [Download PDF 118KB]
     
  • Coalition Letter to House and Senate Leadership Urging Application of the Latest Building Codes and Standards in Infrastructure Legislation (3 May 2021) [Download PDF 107KB]
     
  • Alliance to Save Energy: Letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Subcommittees on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies in Support of Increased Funding for ENERGY STAR® (16 April 2021) [Download PDF 326KB]
     
  • Coalition Letter to House Ways and Means Chairman and Ranking Member Supporting Enactment of the Bipartisan Energy Efficient Qualified Improvement Property Act (“E-QUIP Act”) With Cost Recovery Period Table (1 April 2021) [Download PDF 922KB]
     
  • Coalition Letter to Members of the United States Congress Urging Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation by July Fourth (17 February 2021) [Download PDF 112KB]
     
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: Changes in Lighting Needed to Achieve 30% or 40% Less Than ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2019 Lighting Power Density Values (February 2021) [Download PDF 318KB]
     
  • Coalition Letter to House and Senate, House Ways and Means, and Senate Finance Leadership Requesting Extension of Expiring Tax Provisions (“Tax Extenders”) (6 November 2020) [Downlaod PDF 59KB]
     
  • IDA-IES Letter to the Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards with Amendment Proposal (27 October 2020) [Download PDF 2MB]
     
  • IES Comments to the California Energy Commission Regarding the 2022 Title 24 Part 6 Code Development Cycle, Docket 19-BSTD-03 (6 October 2020) [Download PDF 228KB]
     
  • Coalition Response to Request for Information from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Regarding High-Performance Building Evaluation System for State Agency Building Design Projects (31 August 2020) [Download PDF 380KB]
     
  • Coalition Letter to House and Senate Leadership Requesting Expansion of 25C Tax Credits for Homeowner Energy Efficiency Improvements (3 June 2020). [Download PDF 149KB]
     
  • Coalition Letter to FEMA Administrator Peter T. Gaynor and National Security Advisory Robert C. O’Brien Regarding Pandemic Funding of Remote Capabilities for Code Officials (1 May 2020) [Download PDF 112KB]
     
  • Coalition Letter to House and Senate Leadership Regarding Pandemic Funding of Remote Capabilities for Code Officials (1 May 2020) [Download PDF 110KB]
     
  • Alliance to Save Energy: Letter to Congressional Leadership and Chairs and Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce In Support of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2019 (“Portman-Shaheen” and “Welch-McKinley”) (10 February 2020) [Download PDF 307KB]
     
  • Alliance to Save Energy: Letter to Congressional Leadership and Chairs and Ranking Members of the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Finance Committee in Support of the Home Energy Savings Act and the New Home Energy Efficiency Act (29 October 2019) [Download PDF 92KB]
     
  • Alliance to Save Energy: Letter to Chairs and Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce In Support of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2019 (“Portman-Shaheen” and “Welch-McKinley”) (25 September 2019) [Download PDF 56KB]
     
  • Alliance to Save Energy: Letter to Chairs and Ranking Members of House and Senate Committees on Appropriations In Support of ENERGY STAR® in Fiscal Year 2020 (2 May 2019) [Download PDF 102KB]
     
  • Alliance to Save Energy: Letter to Chairs and Ranking Members of House and Senate Committees on Appropriations In Support of ENERGY STAR® and Voluntary Programs in Fiscal Year 2020 (2 May 2019) [Download PDF 156KB]
     
  • Coalition Letter to House and Senate Leadership Urging Application of the Latest Building Codes and Standards in Infrastructure Legislation (1 May 2019) [Download PDF 259KB]
     
  • Alliance to Save Energy: Letter to Congressional Leadership In Support of Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives (1 May 2019) [Download PDF 233KB]
     
  • Alliance to Save Energy: Letter to Congressional Leadership In Support of Tax Incentives 179D, 25C, 45L (14 November 2018) [Download PDF 103KB]
     
  • Alliance to Save Energy: Letter to Chairs and Ranking Members of House and Senate Committees on Appropriations in Support of DOE Energy Efficiency Programs in Fiscal Year 2019 (11 July 2018) [Download PDF 331KB]
     
  • Alliance to Save Energy: Letter to Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Subcommittees on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies in Support of ENERGY STAR in FY 2019 (27 April 2018) [Download PDF 208KB]
     
  • Alliance to Save Energy: Letter to Chair and Ranking Member of House Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies in Support of DOE Energy Efficiency Programs in Fiscal Year 2019 (20 April 2018) [Download PDF 231KB]
     
  • Alliance to Save Energy: Letter to Chair and Ranking Member of Senate Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development in Support of DOE Energy Efficiency Programs in Fiscal Year 2019 (29 March 2018) [Download PDF 225KB]
     
  • Coalition Letter to Senate Finance and House Ways & Means Committees Regarding H.R. 1 Qualified Improvement Property (QIP) Drafting Errors (8 June 2018) [Download PDF 35KB]
     
  • Notice of Determination and Request for Public Comment Concerning Proposed Determination of Action Pursuant to Section 301: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation [Docket No. USTR‐2018‐0005] (11 May 2018) [Download PDF 142KB]
     
  • Alliance to Save Energy: Letter to Congressional Leadership In Support of Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives (18 December 2017) [Download PDF 200KB]
     
  • Support for market-driven building energy codes in Appropriations Bill [Download PDF 26KB]
     
  • Support for key provisions in the Energy Policy Modernization Act (S.2012 of the 114th Congress)[Download PDF 120KB]
     
  • Sent to the Conference Committee in support for key provisions in the Senate and House versions of the Energy Policy Modernization Act [Download PDF 41KB]
     
  • Support for Energy Efficient Building Tax Incentives [Download PDF 1.6MB]
     
  • Introduction letter to Trump transition team noting High-Performance Buildings Coalition priorities [Download PDF 1.6MB]
     
  • Letter to Congressional leadership in support of energy efficiency tax incentives [Download PDF 1.6MB]
     
  • Letter from the Licensing That Works Coalition opposing New Jersey’s proposed requirement for Professional Engineers to have a Master’s Degree [Download PDF 287KB]
     
  • Energy Efficiency Appropriations Letter (March 7, 2017) [Download PDF 127KB]