Bipartisan energy efficiency legislation was introduced to the House of Representatives in July.
House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Linda Sánchez (D-CA) and U.S. Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY), both members of the Ways and Means Committee, introduced the bill to create jobs and promote energy efficiency.
Known as The Mechanical Insulation Installation Incentive Act of 2017, the legislation aims to reduce U.S. energy consumption by improving energy efficiency.
“Improving industrial and commercial energy efficiency has been a priority for many years, but unfortunately mechanical insulation has been largely overlooked,” said Sánchez in statement.
“It is a vital component in constructing and maintaining high-performance, energy-efficient buildings and protect our environment. This bill would encourage more manufacturing facilities, office buildings, schools, hospitals, power plants, hotels, and universities to invest in improving the energy efficiency of their buildings and machinery. I’m proud to join with Rep. Tom Reed to introduce this important bipartisan legislation,” she said.
If the legislation becomes law, there will be an immediate need in northwest Ohio and southern Michigan to increase the amount of highly-skilled and highly-trained Mechanical Insulators.
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