42 U.S. Code § 6831 - Congressional findings and purpose
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Congressional findings and purpose
(a) The Congress finds that—
Federal voluntary performance standards for newly constructed buildings can prevent such waste of energy, which the Nation can no longer afford in view of its current and anticipated energy shortage;
the failure to provide adequate energy conservation measures in newly constructed buildings increases long-term operating costs that may affect adversely the repayment of, and security for, loans made, insured, or guaranteed by Federal agencies or made by federally insured or regulated instrumentalities; and
State and local building codes or similar controls can provide an existing means by which to assure, in coordination with other building requirements and with a minimum of Federal interference in State and local transactions, that newly constructed buildings contain adequate energy conservation features.
(b) The purposes of this subchapter, therefore, are to—
provide for the development and implementation, as soon as practicable, of voluntary performance standards for new residential and commercial buildings which are designed to achieve the maximum practicable improvements in energy efficiency and increases in the use of nondepletable sources of energy; and
1981—Subsecs. (a)(2), (b)(2). Pub. L. 97–35 inserted “voluntary” before “performance standards”.
Effective Date of 1981 Amendment
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