The Commercial Director shall report directly to the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, or to other senior officials in a way that facilitates the integrated program of this part for both energy efficiency and renewable energy and both technology development and technology deployment.
42 U.S. Code § 17081. Commercial high-performance green buildings
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(a) Director of Commercial High-Performance Green BuildingsNotwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary, acting through the Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, shall appoint a Director of Commercial High-Performance Green Buildings to a position in the career-reserved Senior Executive service, with the principal responsibility to—
establish and manage the Office of Commercial High-Performance Green Buildings; and
carry out other duties as required under this part.
(c) DutiesThe Commercial Director shall, with respect to development of high-performance green buildings and zero-energy commercial buildings nationwide—
coordinate the activities of the Office of Commercial High-Performance Green Buildings with the activities of the Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings;
represent the public and the Department in negotiating and performing in accord with such public-private partnerships;
(6) jointly establish with the Federal Director a national high-performance green building clearinghouse in accordance with section 17083(1) of this title, which shall provide high-performance green building information and disseminate research results through—
the provision of technical assistance.
(e) CoordinationThe Commercial Director shall ensure full coordination of high-performance green building information and activities, including activities under this part, within the Federal Government by working with the General Services Administration and all relevant agencies, including, at a minimum—
the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive;
the Office of Federal Procurement Policy;
the Department of Energy, particularly the Federal Energy Management Program;
the Office of Science Technology and Policy; and
(f) High-Performance Green Building Partnership Consortium
(2) Representation to qualifyTo qualify under this section, any consortium shall include representation from—
the design professions, including national associations of architects and of professional engineers;
building owners and operators from the public and private sectors;
utility energy efficiency programs;
nongovernmental energy efficiency organizations.
(g) ReportNot later than 2 years after December 19, 2007, and biennially thereafter, the Commercial Director, in consultation with the Consortium, shall submit to Congress a report that—
(1) describes the status of the high-performance green building initiatives under this part and other Federal programs affecting commercial high-performance green buildings in effect as of the date of the report, including—
the extent to which the programs are being carried out in accordance with this part; and
the status of funding requests and appropriations for those programs; and
Change of Name
Office of the Federal Environmental Executive reestablished as the Office of the Chief Sustainability Officer by Ex. Ord. No. 13693, § 6, Mar. 19, 2015, 80 F.R. 15877, set out in a note under section 4321 of this title.