Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed House without amendment (06/08/2009)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Supports the goals and ideals of High-Performance Building Week.

Recognizes and reaffirms the nation's commitment to High-performance Buildings by promoting awareness about their benefits and new education programs, supporting research, and expanding access to information.

Recognizes the unique role that the Department of Energy (DOE) plays through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Building Technologies Program, which works closely with the building industry and manufacturers to conduct research and development on technologies and practices for building energy efficiency.

Recognizes the important role that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plays in developing the measurement science needed to develop, test, integrate, and demonstrate the new building technologies.

Encourages further research and development of high-performance building standards, research, and development.