S. 1737 - Sensible Accounting to Value Energy Act of 2011

Housing and community development. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to improve the accuracy of mortgage underwriting used by Federal mortgage agencies by ensuring that energy costs are included in the underwriting process, to reduce the amount of energy consumed by homes, to facilitate the creation of energy efficiency retrofit and construction jobs, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
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Sensible Accounting to Value Energy Act of 2011

S. 1737 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to improve the accuracy of mortgage underwriting used by Federal mortgage agencies by ensuring that energy costs are included in the underwriting process, to reduce the amount of energy consumed by homes, to facilitate the creation of energy efficiency retrofit and construction jobs, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to improve the accuracy of mortgage underwriting used by Federal mortgage agencies by ensuring that energy costs are included in the underwriting process, to reduce the amount of energy consumed by homes, to facilitate the creation of energy efficiency retrofit and construction jobs, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Sensible Accounting to Value Energy Act of 2011
Sponsor
Michael F. Bennet
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Housing and community development
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Advisory bodies
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Energy prices
  • Housing finance and home ownership
  • Public utilities and utility rates
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    Major Actions
    Introduced10/19/2011
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced10/19/2011
    10/19/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
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    Contributions

    1. January - February 2007 For $274,984 Against $0
    2. March - April 2007 For $843,480 Against $0
    3. May - June 2007 For $724,144 Against $0
    4. July - August 2007 For $364,424 Against $0
    5. September - October 2007 For $615,269 Against $0
    6. November - December 2007 For $772,640 Against $0
    7. January - February 2008 For $459,355 Against $0
    8. March - April 2008 For $727,129 Against $0
    9. May - June 2008 For $1,158,913 Against $0
    10. July - August 2008 For $576,671 Against $0
    11. September - October 2008 For $1,826,376 Against $0
    12. November - December 2008 For $326,354 Against $0
    13. January - February 2009 For $249,193 Against $0
    14. March - April 2009 For $613,747 Against $0
    15. May - June 2009 For $730,675 Against $0
    16. July - August 2009 For $394,448 Against $0
    17. September - October 2009 For $836,621 Against $0
    18. November - December 2009 For $527,672 Against $0
    19. January - February 2010 For $529,824 Against $0
    20. March - April 2010 For $993,949 Against $0
    21. May - June 2010 For $1,005,004 Against $0
    22. July - August 2010 For $727,218 Against $0
    23. September - October 2010 For $1,950,222 Against $0
    24. November - December 2010 For $233,811 Against $0
    25. January - February 2011 For $328,952 Against $0
    26. March - April 2011 For $782,660 Against $0
    27. May - June 2011 For $680,445 Against $0
    28. July - August 2011 For $381,825 Against $0
    29. September - October 2011 For $735,634 Against $0
    30. November - December 2011 For $569,068 Against $0
    31. January - February 2012 For $390,635 Against $0
    32. March - April 2012 For $787,913 Against $0
    33. May - June 2012 For $803,636 Against $0
    34. July - August 2012 For $621,512 Against $0
    35. September - October 2012 For $1,103,572 Against $0
    36. November - December 2012 For $376,633 Against $0

    Votes

      33 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

      Organizations that took a position on
      Sensible Accounting to Value Energy Act of 2011

      33 organizations supported this bill

      Alliance to Save Energy
      Kweller, Ronnie & Schmutter, Allyson (2011, October 20). Statement by Alliance to Save Energy President Kateri Callahan On the Sensible Accounting to Value Energy (SAVE) Act. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from ASE.
      American Chemistry Council
      Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
      American Gas Association
      Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
      American Public Gas Association
      Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
      Appraisal Institute
      Appraisal Institute (2011, October 20). Appraisal Institute Announces Support for ‘Green’ Real Estate Bill in Congress . Retrieved October 31, 2011, from Appraisal Institute.
      building energy efficient codes network
      Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
      california energy efficiency industry council
      Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
      Center for American Progress
      Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
      Center for Neighborhood Technology
      CNT (2011, October 19). SAVE Act Would Allow Building Owners to Capture Full Value of Energy Efficiency Improvements. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from CNT.
      earth advantage institute
      Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
      ecobroker
      Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
      efficiency first
      Bunnen, Lizzie (2011, October 19). Home Performance Contractors Support the SAVE Act. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from Efficiency First.
      Environmental Defense Fund
      Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
      Environmental Entrepreneurs
      Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
      Global Green USA
      Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
      Green Builder Coalition
      Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
      institute for market transformation
      Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
      International Association of Certified Home Inspectors
      Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
      International Code Council
      Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
      Johns Manville
      Dunbar, Melody & Streeb, Tim (2011, October 19). Johns Manville Endorses Proposed SAVE Act: Bill Would Spur Energy Efficiency, Job Growth in Colorado. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from Johns Manville.
      Leading Builders of America
      Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
      Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
      MEEA (2011, October 21). MEEA Supports SAVE Act. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from MEEA.
      National Association of Manufacturers
      McGuire, Monica (2011, October 19). NAM Joins Bipartisan Effort to Support SAVE Act. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from NAM.
      National Association of State Energy Officials
      Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
      Natural Resources Defense Council
      Henderson, Philip (2011, October 18). New "Save Act" would promote better mortages and more investment in energy efficiency. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from Switchboard NRDC Staff Blog.
      North American Insulation Manufacturers Association
      Council of the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (2011, October 22). CNAIMA Applauds Senators Bennet and Isakson for Bipartisan SAVE Act Leadership – Bill Would Encourage Energy Efficiency . Retrieved October 31, 2011, from NAIMA.
      northeast energy efficiency partnerships
      Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
      Residential Energy Services Network
      RESNET (2011, October 20). Bipartisan Bill Introduced in the U.S. Senate to Account for Energy Costs in Mortgage Underwriting. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from RESNET.
      southeast energy efficiency alliance
      Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
      Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
      Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
      structural insulated panel association
      Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce
      RESNET (2011, October 20). Bipartisan Bill Introduced in the U.S. Senate to Account for Energy Costs in Mortgage Underwriting. Retrieved November 7, 2011, from RESNET.
      U.S. Green Building Council
      Howard, Bryan (2011). Accounting for Energy Efficiency: SAVE Act Would Improve Mortage Underwriting, Create Jobs, Save Household Money . Retrieved October 31, 2011, from U.S. Green Building Council official blog.

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      Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
      Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

      Contributions by Legislator

      Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Supported
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Opposed
      Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$202,000$0
      Kelly AyotteRNH$94,888$0
      John BarrassoRWY$335,081$0
      Max BaucusDMT$406,500$0
      Mark BegichDAK$283,246$0
      Michael F. BennetDCO$419,778$0
      Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$42,500$0
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$143,456$0
      Roy BluntRMO$353,550$0
      John BoozmanRAR$82,230$0
      Barbara BoxerDCA$748,318$0
      Scott P. BrownRMA$594,650$0
      Sherrod BrownDOH$642,645$0
      Richard BurrRNC$384,799$0
      Maria CantwellDWA$236,028$0
      Ben CardinDMD$141,275$0
      Tom CarperDDE$244,757$0
      Bob CaseyDPA$245,654$0
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$356,362$0
      Daniel CoatsRIN$108,700$0
      Tom CoburnROK$59,050$0
      William Thad CochranRMS$71,100$0
      Susan M. CollinsRME$175,793$0
      Gaylord Kent ConradDND$20,300$0
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$204,217$0
      Bob CorkerRTN$401,359$0
      John CornynRTX$453,624$0
      Mike CrapoRID$100,770$0
      Jim DeMintRSC$186,409$0
      Dick DurbinDIL$212,346$0
      Mike EnziRWY$34,500$0
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$244,972$0
      Al FrankenDMN$618,514$0
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$674,603$0
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$330,302$0
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$176,299$0
      Kay R. HaganDNC$363,274$0
      Tom HarkinDIA$139,004$0
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$206,933$0
      Dean HellerRNV$322,837$0
      John HoevenRND$165,326$0
      Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$24,800$0
      Jim InhofeROK$299,690$0
      Dan InouyeDHI$96,950$0
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$231,100$0
      Mike JohannsRNE$131,090$0
      Ron JohnsonRWI$153,700$0
      Tim JohnsonDSD$168,081$0
      John F. KerryDMA$93,244$0
      Mark KirkRIL$387,930$0
      Amy KlobucharDMN$157,888$0
      Herb KohlDWI$0$0
      Jon KylRAZ$15,000$0
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$492,720$0
      Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$158,135$0
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$79,400$0
      Mike LeeRUT$26,400$0
      Carl LevinDMI$228,552$0
      Joe LiebermanICT$23,200$0
      Dick LugarRIN$110,006$0
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$432,765$0
      John McCainRAZ$140,200$0
      Claire McCaskillDMO$269,536$0
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$552,570$0
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$403,625$0
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$334,991$0
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$67,050$0
      Jerry MoranRKS$93,248$0
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$378,177$0
      Patty MurrayDWA$339,851$0
      Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$123,200$0
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$267,426$0
      Rand PaulRKY$81,650$0
      Rob PortmanROH$408,336$0
      Mark L. PryorDAR$185,137$0
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$63,435$0
      Harry ReidDNV$584,636$0
      Jim RischRID$88,850$0
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$137,450$0
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$203,700$0
      Marco RubioRFL$310,752$0
      Bernie SandersIVT$283,045$0
      Chuck SchumerDNY$326,600$0
      Jeff SessionsRAL$168,750$0
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$390,867$0
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$88,525$0
      Olympia J. SnoweRME$69,883$0
      Debbie StabenowDMI$382,065$0
      Jon TesterDMT$489,576$0
      John ThuneRSD$238,350$0
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$374,454$0
      Mark UdallDCO$714,004$0
      Tom UdallDNM$363,723$0
      David VitterRLA$393,699$0
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$441,714$0
      Jim WebbDVA$46,350$0
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$178,990$0
      Roger F. WickerRMS$342,083$0
      Ron WydenDOR$159,510$0

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      NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Supported
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Opposed
      Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$202,000$0
      Kelly AyotteRNH$94,888$0
      John BarrassoRWY$335,081$0
      Max BaucusDMT$406,500$0
      Mark BegichDAK$283,246$0
      Michael F. BennetDCO$419,778$0
      Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$42,500$0
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$143,456$0
      Roy BluntRMO$353,550$0
      John BoozmanRAR$82,230$0
      Barbara BoxerDCA$748,318$0
      Scott P. BrownRMA$594,650$0
      Sherrod BrownDOH$642,645$0
      Richard BurrRNC$384,799$0
      Maria CantwellDWA$236,028$0
      Ben CardinDMD$141,275$0
      Tom CarperDDE$244,757$0
      Bob CaseyDPA$245,654$0
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$356,362$0
      Daniel CoatsRIN$108,700$0
      Tom CoburnROK$59,050$0
      William Thad CochranRMS$71,100$0
      Susan M. CollinsRME$175,793$0
      Gaylord Kent ConradDND$20,300$0
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$204,217$0
      Bob CorkerRTN$401,359$0
      John CornynRTX$453,624$0
      Mike CrapoRID$100,770$0
      Jim DeMintRSC$186,409$0
      Dick DurbinDIL$212,346$0
      Mike EnziRWY$34,500$0
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$244,972$0
      Al FrankenDMN$618,514$0
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$674,603$0
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$330,302$0
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$176,299$0
      Kay R. HaganDNC$363,274$0
      Tom HarkinDIA$139,004$0
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$206,933$0
      Dean HellerRNV$322,837$0
      John HoevenRND$165,326$0
      Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$24,800$0
      Jim InhofeROK$299,690$0
      Dan InouyeDHI$96,950$0
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$231,100$0
      Mike JohannsRNE$131,090$0
      Ron JohnsonRWI$153,700$0
      Tim JohnsonDSD$168,081$0
      John F. KerryDMA$93,244$0
      Mark KirkRIL$387,930$0
      Amy KlobucharDMN$157,888$0
      Herb KohlDWI$0$0
      Jon KylRAZ$15,000$0
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$492,720$0
      Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$158,135$0
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$79,400$0
      Mike LeeRUT$26,400$0
      Carl LevinDMI$228,552$0
      Joe LiebermanICT$23,200$0
      Dick LugarRIN$110,006$0
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$432,765$0
      John McCainRAZ$140,200$0
      Claire McCaskillDMO$269,536$0
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$552,570$0
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$403,625$0
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$334,991$0
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$67,050$0
      Jerry MoranRKS$93,248$0
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$378,177$0
      Patty MurrayDWA$339,851$0
      Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$123,200$0
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$267,426$0
      Rand PaulRKY$81,650$0
      Rob PortmanROH$408,336$0
      Mark L. PryorDAR$185,137$0
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$63,435$0
      Harry ReidDNV$584,636$0
      Jim RischRID$88,850$0
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$137,450$0
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$203,700$0
      Marco RubioRFL$310,752$0
      Bernie SandersIVT$283,045$0
      Chuck SchumerDNY$326,600$0
      Jeff SessionsRAL$168,750$0
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$390,867$0
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$88,525$0
      Olympia J. SnoweRME$69,883$0
      Debbie StabenowDMI$382,065$0
      Jon TesterDMT$489,576$0
      John ThuneRSD$238,350$0
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$374,454$0
      Mark UdallDCO$714,004$0
      Tom UdallDNM$363,723$0
      David VitterRLA$393,699$0
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$441,714$0
      Jim WebbDVA$46,350$0
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$178,990$0
      Roger F. WickerRMS$342,083$0
      Ron WydenDOR$159,510$0

      Interest Groups that supported this bill

      $ Donated
      Democratic/Liberal$4,609,344
      Gas & Electric Utilities$4,550,070
      Construction, unclassified$3,785,480
      Chemicals$3,304,154
      Environmental policy$3,202,626
      Natural Gas transmission & distribution$1,767,387
      Special trade contractors$1,279,651
      Plumbing, heating & air conditioning$599,775
      Manufacturing$353,869
      Builders associations$345,971
      Other real estate services$327,348
      Other construction-related products$319,001
      Chambers of commerce$274,854
      Building materials$163,216
      Public official (elected or appointed)$141,862

      Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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