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S. 1191 - Better Buildings Act of 2013

Energy. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to facilitate better alignment, cooperation, and best practices between commercial real estate landlords and tenants regarding energy efficiency in buildings, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Better Buildings Act of 2013

S. 1191 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
A bill to facilitate better alignment, cooperation, and best practices between commercial real estate landlords and tenants regarding energy efficiency in buildings, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to facilitate better alignment, cooperation, and best practices between commercial real estate landlords and tenants regarding energy efficiency in buildings, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Better Buildings Act of 2013
  • Better Buildings Act of 2013
Sponsor
Michael F. Bennet
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Energy
  • Building construction
  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Environmental technology
  • Government information and archives
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Industrial facilities
  • Lighting and heating
  • Real estate business
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Major Actions
Introduced6/19/2013
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced6/19/2013
6/19/2013Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
6/19/2013Introduced in Senate
6/25/2013Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-70.
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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

50 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Better Buildings Act of 2013

50 organizations supported this bill

Alliance to Save Energy
Laskey, Alex (2013, June 25). Statement of Alex Laskey. Retrieved October 23, 2013, from Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Nadel, Steven (2013, June 25). Testimony of Steven Nadel Executive Director American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Retrieved October 23, 2013, from Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
American Hotel & Lodging Association
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
American Institute of Architects
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
American Resort Development Association
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
American Society of Interior Designers
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
Association of Energy Engineers
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
Boston Properties
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
Brandywine Realty Trust
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
Building Owners and Managers Association International
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
CCIM Institute
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
EIFS Industry Members Association
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
Empire State Building Company/Malkin Holdings
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
Energy Systems Group
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Hampton, Rachel (n.d.). Reps. McKinley and Welch Introduce Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Bills. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from EESI.
First Potomac Realty Trust
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
institute for market transformation
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
Institute of Real Estate Management
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
International Council of Shopping Centers
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
Johnson Controls
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
LBA Realty
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
LonMark International
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Berliner, Roger (2013, July 23). S. 1191, the Better Buildings Act of 2013, and S. 1209, the State Energy Race to the Top Initaitive Act of 2013 . Retrieved October 24, 2013, from Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
National Apartment Association
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
National Association of Energy Service Companies
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
National Association of Home Builders
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
National Association of Realtors
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
National Association of State Energy Officials
Sylvia, Mark (2013, June 25). Testimony of Mark Sylvia Commissioner Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. Retrieved October 23, 2013, from Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
National Fenestration Rating Council
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
National Multifamily Housing Council
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
Natural Resources Defense Council
Office of Senator Michael Bennet (2013, June 19). Better Buildings Act Brings Energy Efficiency Opportunities to Tenants. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from Michael F. Bennet: United States Senator for Colorado.
OpenADR Alliance
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
Prologis, Inc
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
Real Estate Roundtable
Molotsky, Brad A. (2013, June 25). US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy. Retrieved October 23, 2013, from Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Related Companies
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
Sierra Club
Office of Senator Michael Bennet (2013, June 19). Better Buildings Act Brings Energy Efficiency Opportunities to Tenants. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from Michael F. Bennet: United States Senator for Colorado.
Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
Stella Group
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
SUN DAY Campaign
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
Transwestern
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
U.S. Green Building Council
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
USAA
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
Vinyl Siding Institute
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.
Vornado Realty Trust
undersigned organizations (2013, June 12). Letter in support of the Better Buildings Act. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from SMACNA.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 113th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2014.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$476,692$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$510,071$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$374,152$0
John BarrassoRWY$254,950$0
Max BaucusDMT$292,279$0
Mark BegichDAK$664,067$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$967,132$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$655,411$0
Roy BluntRMO$1,094,985$0
John BoozmanRAR$175,548$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$850,202$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$907,123$0
Richard BurrRNC$531,079$0
Maria CantwellDWA$568,380$0
Ben CardinDMD$603,500$0
Tom CarperDDE$207,870$0
Bob CaseyDPA$671,668$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$108,150$0
Jeff ChiesaRNJ$0$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$288,999$0
Tom CoburnROK$96,060$0
William Thad CochranRMS$268,592$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$380,297$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$409,677$0
Bob CorkerRTN$830,770$0
John CornynRTX$1,081,909$0
William M. CowanDMA$0$0
Mike CrapoRID$182,610$0
Ted CruzRTX$1,035,632$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$344,542$0
Dick DurbinDIL$545,479$0
Mike EnziRWY$200,000$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$580,096$0
Deb FischerRNE$194,913$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$646,097$0
Al FrankenDMN$616,750$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,821,637$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$874,471$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$378,049$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$662,486$0
Tom HarkinDIA$46,150$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$760,493$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$626,171$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$168,200$0
Dean HellerRNV$639,734$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$298,149$0
John HoevenRND$332,130$0
Jim InhofeROK$229,534$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$983,812$0
Mike JohannsRNE$30,050$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$553,585$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$95,220$0
Tim KaineDVA$943,838$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$197,786$0
Mark KirkRIL$1,015,794$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$388,615$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,023,083$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$123,700$0
Mike LeeRUT$157,583$0
Carl LevinDMI$1,010$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$722,851$0
John McCainRAZ$683,295$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$583,980$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,521,255$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,432,734$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$437,522$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$249,700$0
Jerry MoranRKS$293,437$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$540,472$0
Chris MurphyDCT$709,998$0
Patty MurrayDWA$467,592$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$962,935$0
Rand PaulRKY$371,567$0
Rob PortmanROH$1,447,636$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$555,383$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$237,093$0
Harry ReidDNV$1,538,227$0
Jim RischRID$147,061$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$401,397$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$27,050$0
Marco RubioRFL$1,249,644$0
Bernie SandersIVT$115,847$0
Brian SchatzDHI$653,782$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,972,917$0
Tim ScottRSC$711,605$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$121,600$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$759,954$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$310,350$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$484,591$0
Jon TesterDMT$744,699$0
John ThuneRSD$619,214$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,369,230$0
Mark UdallDCO$1,574,188$0
Tom UdallDNM$498,234$0
David VitterRLA$539,650$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,028,763$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$709,008$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$326,086$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$219,700$0
Ron WydenDOR$641,592$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$476,692$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$510,071$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$374,152$0
John BarrassoRWY$254,950$0
Max BaucusDMT$292,279$0
Mark BegichDAK$664,067$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$967,132$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$655,411$0
Roy BluntRMO$1,094,985$0
John BoozmanRAR$175,548$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$850,202$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$907,123$0
Richard BurrRNC$531,079$0
Maria CantwellDWA$568,380$0
Ben CardinDMD$603,500$0
Tom CarperDDE$207,870$0
Bob CaseyDPA$671,668$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$108,150$0
Jeff ChiesaRNJ$0$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$288,999$0
Tom CoburnROK$96,060$0
William Thad CochranRMS$268,592$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$380,297$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$409,677$0
Bob CorkerRTN$830,770$0
John CornynRTX$1,081,909$0
William M. CowanDMA$0$0
Mike CrapoRID$182,610$0
Ted CruzRTX$1,035,632$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$344,542$0
Dick DurbinDIL$545,479$0
Mike EnziRWY$200,000$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$580,096$0
Deb FischerRNE$194,913$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$646,097$0
Al FrankenDMN$616,750$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,821,637$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$874,471$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$378,049$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$662,486$0
Tom HarkinDIA$46,150$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$760,493$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$626,171$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$168,200$0
Dean HellerRNV$639,734$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$298,149$0
John HoevenRND$332,130$0
Jim InhofeROK$229,534$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$983,812$0
Mike JohannsRNE$30,050$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$553,585$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$95,220$0
Tim KaineDVA$943,838$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$197,786$0
Mark KirkRIL$1,015,794$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$388,615$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,023,083$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$123,700$0
Mike LeeRUT$157,583$0
Carl LevinDMI$1,010$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$722,851$0
John McCainRAZ$683,295$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$583,980$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,521,255$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,432,734$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$437,522$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$249,700$0
Jerry MoranRKS$293,437$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$540,472$0
Chris MurphyDCT$709,998$0
Patty MurrayDWA$467,592$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$962,935$0
Rand PaulRKY$371,567$0
Rob PortmanROH$1,447,636$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$555,383$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$237,093$0
Harry ReidDNV$1,538,227$0
Jim RischRID$147,061$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$401,397$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$27,050$0
Marco RubioRFL$1,249,644$0
Bernie SandersIVT$115,847$0
Brian SchatzDHI$653,782$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,972,917$0
Tim ScottRSC$711,605$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$121,600$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$759,954$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$310,350$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$484,591$0
Jon TesterDMT$744,699$0
John ThuneRSD$619,214$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,369,230$0
Mark UdallDCO$1,574,188$0
Tom UdallDNM$498,234$0
David VitterRLA$539,650$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,028,763$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$709,008$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$326,086$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$219,700$0
Ron WydenDOR$641,592$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Real estate$11,448,667
Real Estate developers & subdividers$11,406,146
Real estate agents$5,823,182
Environmental policy$5,262,910
Electric Power utilities$4,441,146
Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$3,372,048
Hotels & motels$2,748,760
Building operators and managers$2,421,233
Residential construction$1,927,595
Energy production & distribution$1,918,849
Alternate energy production & services$1,912,263
Architectural services$1,284,015
Special trade contractors$1,179,481
Retail trade$878,762
Plumbing, heating & air conditioning$531,200
Resorts$460,340
Other real estate services$323,021
Builders associations$316,971
Building materials$163,812
Energy, Natural Resources and Environment$80,700
Electrical lighting products$47,450
Municipal & county government organizations$250

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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