42 U.S. Code § 17082 - Zero Net Energy Commercial Buildings Initiative
The term “consortium” means a High-Performance Green Building Consortium selected by the Commercial Director.
The term “initiative” means the Zero-Net-Energy Commercial Buildings Initiative established under subsection (b)(1).
Not later than 180 days after December 19, 2007, the Commercial Director shall competitively select, and enter into an agreement with, a consortium to develop and carry out the initiative.
In entering into an agreement with a consortium under subparagraph (A), the Commercial Director shall use the authority described in section 7256(g) of this title, to the maximum extent practicable.
In carrying out this section, the Commercial Director shall require cost sharing in accordance with section 16352 of this title.