Could commercial office building tenants soon have an Energy Star-like program of their own? The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee recently passed "The Better Buildings Act of 2013," which includes a new voluntary energy program called Tenant Star. Under this initiative, tenants would be rewarded for including high-performance energy-efficiency measures during design and for optimizing energy performance during occupancy. NRDC's Wendy Fok lends some perspective on the proposed bill, which now moves to the full House.
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