The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 Means Good Things for HVAC Industry

On April 30, 2015, at around 3:00pm, President Obama signed the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act into law. Intended to provide incentives for cutting energy consumption in commercial buildings, manufacturing plans, and the like, this law will most likely be a huge boost to the HVAC industry.

As Linda Hardesty of Energy Manager Today explains, there’s also a provision in the law stating that there will be public disclosure of the energy consumption of commercial buildings. This will make businesses publicly accountable for their energy usage, and the resulting PR pressure will lead many of those businesses to adopt more energy-efficient systems and practices. In turn, local heating and cooling professionals who provide energy-efficient HVAC services are going to be answering a lot more phone calls.

As the energy crisis looms, Obama shared some optimism at the official signing: “We’re going to save money for consumers, we’re going to save money for businesses, and we’re going to deal with issues like climate change that have an enormous economic and health impact on Americans as a whole.”

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