7.1 : National Legislation




7.1.4 Energy Independence and Security Act 2007, High Performance Commercial Buildings
Create the Office of Commercial High Performance Green Buildings
The Office of Commercial High Performance Green Buildings with The Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings
will establish a High Performance Green Buildings Clearinghouse to disseminate research through outreach, education, and
technical assistance
Zero Net Energy Initiative for Commercial Buildings was also included establishing specific goals:
-- Net zero energy use in all new commercial buildings constructed by 2030
-- Net zero energy use in 50% of the United State commercial building stock by 2040
-- Net zero energy use in the entire United States commercial building stock by 2050
Source(s): The 110th Congress of the United States, The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, January 2007, Section 422.









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