(a) Program directionThe Secretary shall initiate a 5-year program, in accordance with sections 13541 and 13542 of this title, to increase building energy efficiency, while maintaining affordability, by the year 2005. Such program shall include activities on—
Within 1 year after October 24, 1992, the Secretary shall solicit proposals for conducting activities under this section.
(2) Contents of proposalsProposals submitted under this subsection shall include and be judged upon—
evidence of knowledge of current building practices in the United States and in other countries;
an explanation of how the proposal will encourage the commercialization of the technologies resulting from activities in subsection (a);