There is one summary for S.717. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (04/11/2013)

Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act - Directs the Secretary of Energy (DOE) to establish a pilot program to award grants to nonprofit organizations for the purpose of retrofitting buildings owned by such organizations with energy-efficiency improvements.

Directs the Secretary, in determining whether to award a grant, to apply performance-based criteria, which shall give priority to applications based on: (1) the cost-effectiveness of the energy-efficiency improvement; and (2) an effective plan for evaluation, measurement, and verification of energy savings. Limits each grant award to: (1) an amount equal to 50% of the energy-efficiency improvement, and (2) $200,000.

Authorizes appropriations for such grants for FY2014-FY2017.

Requires the Secretary to use amounts otherwise made available for the Building Technologies Program to carry out such pilot program.