Tenant Star: New National Branding Label for Energy Efficiency in Commercial Spaces

NRDC's Wendy Fok reports on the April 30 signing by President Barack Obama of the Energy Efficiency Act of 2015, which encourages energy efficiency in commercial spaces. Tenant Star, a multi-year effort envisioned by the Real Estate Roundtable's Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee (SPAC) was signed into law by President Obama this afternoon. … [Read more...]

Tenant Star: Cost-Saving Real Estate Energy Efficiency Solutions Power through the House

The U.S. House has passed an energy efficiency bill that includes a groundbreaking “Tenant Star” program designed to accelerate energy efficiency in leased commercial spaces, which could cut utility bills for landlords and tenants by an estimated $2 billion dollars by 2030 and reduce carbon emissions by nearly 12 million metric tons. The … [Read more...]

House Energy and Commerce Committee Okays Tenant Star Bill

The House Energy and Commerce Committee made its first move on energy efficiency in the 113th Congress with approval Jan 28 of a bill that would create a ‘Tenant Star’ program. The Better Buildings Act (H.R. 2126) would set energy efficiency standards for  those that rent space in commercial buildings. Tenants that meet the voluntary standards … [Read more...]