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                   ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT ACT 
                                 OF 2015

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Public Law 114-11
114th Congress

                                 An Act


 
   To promote energy efficiency. <<NOTE: Apr. 30, 2015 -  [S. 535]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Energy 
Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) <<NOTE: 42 USC 17001 note.>>  Short Title.--This Act may be 
cited as the ``Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015''.

    (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act is as 
follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.

                        TITLE I--BETTER BUILDINGS

Sec. 101. Short title.
Sec. 102. Energy efficiency in Federal and other buildings.
Sec. 103. Separate spaces with high-performance energy efficiency 
           measures.
Sec. 104. Tenant Star program.

                  TITLE II--GRID-ENABLED WATER HEATERS

Sec. 201. Grid-enabled water heaters.

         TITLE III--ENERGY INFORMATION FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

Sec. 301. Energy information for commercial buildings.

TITLE <<NOTE: Better Buildings Act of 2015.>>  I--BETTER BUILDINGS
SEC. <<NOTE: 42 USC 17001 note.>>  101. SHORT TITLE.

    This title may be cited as the ``Better Buildings Act of 2015''.
SEC. <<NOTE: 42 USC 17062.>>  102. ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN FEDERAL 
                        AND OTHER BUILDINGS.

    (a) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Administrator.--The term ``Administrator'' means the 
        Administrator of General Services.
            (2) Cost-effective energy efficiency measure.--The term 
        ``cost-effective energy efficiency measure'' means any building 
        product, material, equipment, or service, and the installing, 
        implementing, or operating thereof, that provides energy savings 
        in an amount that is not less than the cost of such installing, 
        implementing, or operating.
            (3) Cost-effective water efficiency measure.--The term 
        ``cost-effective water efficiency measure'' means any building 
        product, material, equipment, or service, and the installing, 
        implementing, or operating thereof, that provides water savings 
        in an amount that is not less than the cost of such installing, 
        implementing, or operating.

    (b) Model Provisions, Policies, and Best Practices.--

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            (1) <<NOTE: Deadline. Consultation. Public 
        information. Contracts.>>  In general.--Not later than 180 days 
        after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator, in 
        consultation with the Secretary of Energy and after providing 
        the public with an opportunity for notice and comment, shall 
        develop model commercial leasing provisions and best practices 
        in accordance with this subsection.
            (2) Commercial leasing.--
                    (A) In general.--The model commercial leasing 
                provisions developed under this subsection shall, at a 
                minimum, align the interests of building owners and 
                tenants with regard to investments in cost-effective 
                energy efficiency measures and cost-effective water 
                efficiency measures to encourage building owners and 
                tenants to collaborate to invest in such measures.
                    (B) Use of model provisions.--The Administrator may 
                use the model commercial leasing provisions developed 
                under this subsection in any standard leasing document 
                that designates a Federal agency (or other client of the 
                Administrator) as a landlord or tenant.
                    (C) Publication.--The Administrator shall 
                periodically publish the model commercial leasing 
                provisions developed under this subsection, along with 
                explanatory materials, to encourage building owners and 
                tenants in the private sector to use such provisions and 
                materials.
            (3) Realty services.--The Administrator shall develop 
        policies and practices to implement cost-effective energy 
        efficiency measures and cost-effective water efficiency measures 
        for the realty services provided by the Administrator to Federal 
        agencies (or other clients of the Administrator), including 
        periodic training of appropriate Federal employees and 
        contractors on how to identify and evaluate those measures.
            (4) <<NOTE: Consultation.>>  State and local assistance.--
        The Administrator, in consultation with the Secretary of Energy, 
        shall make available model commercial leasing provisions and 
        best practices developed under this subsection to State, county, 
        and municipal governments for use in managing owned and leased 
        building space in accordance with the goal of encouraging 
        investment in all cost-effective energy efficiency measures and 
        cost-effective water efficiency measures.
SEC. 103. SEPARATE SPACES WITH HIGH-PERFORMANCE ENERGY EFFICIENCY 
                        MEASURES.

    (a) In General.--Subtitle B of title IV of the Energy Independence 
and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17081 et seq.) is amended by adding 
at the end the following:
``SEC. 424. <<NOTE: 42 USC 17084.>>  SEPARATE SPACES WITH HIGH-
                        PERFORMANCE ENERGY EFFICIENCY MEASURES.

    ``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
            ``(1) High-performance energy efficiency measure.--The term 
        `high-performance energy efficiency measure' means a technology, 
        product, or practice that will result in substantial operational 
        cost savings by reducing energy consumption and utility costs.
            ``(2) Separate spaces.--The term `separate spaces' means 
        areas within a commercial building that are leased or otherwise 
        occupied by a tenant or other occupant for a period of time 
        pursuant to the terms of a written agreement.

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    ``(b) Study.--
            ``(1) <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  In general.--Not later than 1 
        year after the date of enactment of this section, the Secretary, 
        acting through the Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency and 
        Renewable Energy, shall complete a study on the feasibility of--
                    ``(A) significantly improving energy efficiency in 
                commercial buildings through the design and 
                construction, by owners and tenants, of separate spaces 
                with high-performance energy efficiency measures; and
                    ``(B) encouraging owners and tenants to implement 
                high-performance energy efficiency measures in separate 
                spaces.
            ``(2) Scope.--The study shall, at a minimum, include--
                    ``(A) descriptions of--
                          ``(i) high-performance energy efficiency 
                      measures that should be considered as part of the 
                      initial design and construction of separate 
                      spaces;
                          ``(ii) processes that owners, tenants, 
                      architects, and engineers may replicate when 
                      designing and constructing separate spaces with 
                      high-performance energy efficiency measures;
                          ``(iii) policies and best practices to achieve 
                      reductions in energy intensities for lighting, 
                      plug loads, heating, cooling, cooking, laundry, 
                      and other systems to satisfy the needs of the 
                      commercial building tenant;
                          ``(iv) return on investment and payback 
                      analyses of the incremental cost and projected 
                      energy savings of the proposed set of high-
                      performance energy efficiency measures, including 
                      consideration of available incentives;
                          ``(v) models and simulation methods that 
                      predict the quantity of energy used by separate 
                      spaces with high-performance energy efficiency 
                      measures and that compare that predicted quantity 
                      to the quantity of energy used by separate spaces 
                      without high-performance energy efficiency 
                      measures but that otherwise comply with applicable 
                      building code requirements;
                          ``(vi) measurement and verification platforms 
                      demonstrating actual energy use of high-
                      performance energy efficiency measures installed 
                      in separate spaces, and whether such measures 
                      generate the savings intended in the initial 
                      design and construction of the separate spaces;
                          ``(vii) best practices that encourage an 
                      integrated approach to designing and constructing 
                      separate spaces to perform at optimum energy 
                      efficiency in conjunction with the central systems 
                      of a commercial building; and
                          ``(viii) any impact on employment resulting 
                      from the design and construction of separate 
                      spaces with high-performance energy efficiency 
                      measures; and
                    ``(B) case studies reporting economic and energy 
                savings returns in the design and construction of 
                separate spaces with high-performance energy efficiency 
                measures.
            ``(3) <<NOTE: Deadline. Notice. Federal Register, 
        publication.>>  Public participation.--Not later than 90 days 
        after the date of the enactment of this section, the Secretary 
        shall

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        publish a notice in the Federal Register requesting public 
        comments regarding effective methods, measures, and practices 
        for the design and construction of separate spaces with high-
        performance energy efficiency measures.
            ``(4) <<NOTE: Web posting.>>  Publication.--The Secretary 
        shall publish the study on the website of the Department of 
        Energy.''.

    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of contents in section 1(b) of 
the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 is amended by inserting 
after the item relating to section 423 the following new item:

``Sec. 424. Separate spaces with high-performance energy efficiency 
           measures.''.

SEC. 104. TENANT STAR PROGRAM.

    (a) In General.--Subtitle B of title IV of the Energy Independence 
and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17081 et seq.) (as amended by 
section 103) is amended by adding at the end the following:
``SEC. 425. <<NOTE: 42 USC 17085.>>  TENANT STAR PROGRAM.

    ``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
            ``(1) High-performance energy efficiency measure.--The term 
        `high-performance energy efficiency measure' has the meaning 
        given the term in section 424.
            ``(2) Separate spaces.--The term `separate spaces' has the 
        meaning given the term in section 424.

    ``(b) Tenant Star.--The Administrator of the Environmental 
Protection Agency, in consultation with the Secretary of Energy, shall 
develop a voluntary program within the Energy Star program established 
by section 324A of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 
6294a), which may be known as `Tenant Star', to promote energy 
efficiency in separate spaces leased by tenants or otherwise occupied 
within commercial buildings.
    ``(c) Expanding Survey Data.--The Secretary of Energy, acting 
through the Administrator of the Energy Information Administration, 
shall--
            ``(1) collect, through each Commercial Buildings Energy 
        Consumption Survey of the Energy Information Administration that 
        is conducted after the date of enactment of this section, data 
        on--
                    ``(A) categories of building occupancy that are 
                known to consume significant quantities of energy, such 
                as occupancy by data centers, trading floors, and 
                restaurants; and
                    ``(B) other aspects of the property, building 
                operation, or building occupancy determined by the 
                Administrator of the Energy Information Administration, 
                in consultation with the Administrator of the 
                Environmental Protection Agency, to be relevant in 
                lowering energy consumption;
            ``(2) with respect to the first Commercial Buildings Energy 
        Consumption Survey conducted after the date of enactment of this 
        section, to the extent full compliance with the requirements of 
        paragraph (1) is not feasible, conduct activities to develop the 
        capability to collect such data and begin to collect such data; 
        and
            ``(3) <<NOTE: Public information.>>  make data collected 
        under paragraphs (1) and (2) available to the public in 
        aggregated form and provide such data,

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        and any associated results, to the Administrator of the 
        Environmental Protection Agency for use in accordance with 
        subsection (d).

    ``(d) <<NOTE: Public information. Deadline.>>   Recognition of 
Owners and Tenants.--
            ``(1) Occupancy-based recognition.--Not later than 1 year 
        after the date on which sufficient data is received pursuant to 
        subsection (c), the Administrator of the Environmental 
        Protection Agency shall, following an opportunity for public 
        notice and comment--
                    ``(A) in a manner similar to the Energy Star rating 
                system for commercial buildings, develop policies and 
                procedures to recognize tenants in commercial buildings 
                that voluntarily achieve high levels of energy 
                efficiency in separate spaces;
                    ``(B) establish building occupancy categories 
                eligible for Tenant Star recognition based on the data 
                collected under subsection (c) and any other appropriate 
                data sources; and
                    ``(C) consider other forms of recognition for 
                commercial building tenants or other occupants that 
                lower energy consumption in separate spaces.
            ``(2) <<NOTE: Consultation.>>  Design- and construction-
        based recognition.--After the study required by section 424(b) 
        is completed, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection 
        Agency, in consultation with the Secretary and following an 
        opportunity for public notice and comment, may develop a 
        voluntary program to recognize commercial building owners and 
        tenants that use high-performance energy efficiency measures in 
        the design and construction of separate spaces.''.

    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of contents in section 1(b) of 
the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 is amended by inserting 
after the item relating to section 424 (as added by section 103(b)) the 
following new item:

``Sec. 425. Tenant Star program.''.

                  TITLE II--GRID-ENABLED WATER HEATERS

SEC. 201. GRID-ENABLED WATER HEATERS.

    Part B of title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act is 
amended--
            (1) in section 325(e) (42 U.S.C. 6295(e)), by adding at the 
        end the following:
            ``(6) Additional standards for grid-enabled water heaters.--
                    ``(A) Definitions.--In this paragraph:
                          ``(i) Activation lock.--The term `activation 
                      lock' means a control mechanism (either a physical 
                      device directly on the water heater or a control 
                      system integrated into the water heater) that is 
                      locked by default and contains a physical, 
                      software, or digital communication that must be 
                      activated with an activation key to enable the 
                      product to operate at its designed specifications 
                      and capabilities and without which activation the 
                      product will provide not greater than

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                      50 percent of the rated first hour delivery of hot 
                      water certified by the manufacturer.
                          ``(ii) Grid-enabled water heater.--The term 
                      `grid-enabled water heater' means an electric 
                      resistance water heater that--
                                    ``(I) has a rated storage tank 
                                volume of more than 75 gallons;
                                    ``(II) is manufactured on or after 
                                April 16, 2015;
                                    ``(III) has--
                                            ``(aa) an energy factor of 
                                        not less than 1.061 minus the 
                                        product obtained by 
                                        multiplying--
                                                ``(AA) the rated storage 
                                            volume of the tank, 
                                            expressed in gallons; and
                                                ``(BB) 0.00168; or
                                            ``(bb) an equivalent 
                                        alternative standard prescribed 
                                        by the Secretary and developed 
                                        pursuant to paragraph (5)(E);
                                    ``(IV) is equipped at the point of 
                                manufacture with an activation lock; and
                                    ``(V) bears a permanent label 
                                applied by the manufacturer that--
                                            ``(aa) is made of material 
                                        not adversely affected by water;
                                            ``(bb) is attached by means 
                                        of non-water-soluble adhesive; 
                                        and
                                            ``(cc) advises purchasers 
                                        and end-users of the intended 
                                        and appropriate use of the 
                                        product with the following 
                                        notice printed in 16.5 point 
                                        Arial Narrow Bold font:

`` `IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This water heater is intended only for use as 
part of an electric thermal storage or demand response program. It will 
not provide adequate hot water unless enrolled in such a program and 
activated by your utility company or another program operator. Confirm 
the availability of a program in your local area before purchasing or 
installing this product.'.
                    ``(B) Requirement.--The manufacturer or private 
                labeler shall provide the activation key for a grid-
                enabled water heater only to a utility or other company 
                that operates an electric thermal storage or demand 
                response program that uses such a grid-enabled water 
                heater.
                    ``(C) Reports.--
                          ``(i) Manufacturers.--The Secretary shall 
                      require each manufacturer of grid-enabled water 
                      heaters to report to the Secretary annually the 
                      quantity of grid-enabled water heaters that the 
                      manufacturer ships each year.
                          ``(ii) <<NOTE: Public information.>>  
                      Operators.--The Secretary shall require utilities 
                      and other demand response and thermal storage 
                      program operators to report annually the quantity 
                      of grid-enabled water heaters activated for their 
                      programs using forms of the Energy Information 
                      Agency or using such other mechanism that the 
                      Secretary determines appropriate after an 
                      opportunity for notice and comment.

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                          ``(iii) Confidentiality requirements.--The 
                      Secretary shall treat shipment data reported by 
                      manufacturers as confidential business 
                      information.
                    ``(D) Publication of information.--
                          ``(i) In general.--In 2017 and 2019, the 
                      Secretary shall publish an analysis of the data 
                      collected under subparagraph (C) to assess the 
                      extent to which shipped products are put into use 
                      in demand response and thermal storage programs.
                          ``(ii) <<NOTE: Determination. Public 
                      information. Procedures.>>  Prevention of product 
                      diversion.--If the Secretary determines that sales 
                      of grid-enabled water heaters exceed by 15 percent 
                      or greater the quantity of such products activated 
                      for use in demand response and thermal storage 
                      programs annually, the Secretary shall, after 
                      opportunity for notice and comment, establish 
                      procedures to prevent product diversion for non-
                      program purposes.
                    ``(E) Compliance.--
                          ``(i) In general.--Subparagraphs (A) through 
                      (D) shall remain in effect until the Secretary 
                      determines under this section that--
                                    ``(I) grid-enabled water heaters do 
                                not require a separate efficiency 
                                requirement; or
                                    ``(II) sales of grid-enabled water 
                                heaters exceed by 15 percent or greater 
                                the quantity of such products activated 
                                for use in demand response and thermal 
                                storage programs annually and procedures 
                                to prevent product diversion for non-
                                program purposes would not be adequate 
                                to prevent such product diversion.
                          ``(ii) Effective date.--If the Secretary 
                      exercises the authority described in clause (i) or 
                      amends the efficiency requirement for grid-enabled 
                      water heaters, that action will take effect on the 
                      date described in subsection (m)(4)(A)(ii).
                          ``(iii) Consideration.--In carrying out this 
                      section with respect to electric water heaters, 
                      the Secretary shall consider the impact on thermal 
                      storage and demand response programs, including 
                      any impact on energy savings, electric bills, peak 
                      load reduction, electric reliability, integration 
                      of renewable resources, and the environment.
                          ``(iv) Requirements.--In carrying out this 
                      paragraph, the Secretary shall require that grid-
                      enabled water heaters be equipped with 
                      communication capability to enable the grid-
                      enabled water heaters to participate in ancillary 
                      services programs if the Secretary determines that 
                      the technology is available, practical, and cost-
                      effective.'';
            (2) in section 332(a) (42 U.S.C. 6302(a))--
                    (A) in paragraph (5), by striking ``or'' at the end;
                    (B) in the first paragraph (6), by striking the 
                period at the end and inserting a semicolon;
                    (C) by redesignating the second paragraph (6) as 
                paragraph (7);

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                    (D) in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (7) (as so 
                redesignated), by striking the period at the end and 
                inserting ``; or''; and
                    (E) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(8) for any person--
                    ``(A) to activate an activation lock for a grid-
                enabled water heater with knowledge that such water 
                heater is not used as part of an electric thermal 
                storage or demand response program;
                    ``(B) to distribute an activation key for a grid-
                enabled water heater with knowledge that such activation 
                key will be used to activate a grid-enabled water heater 
                that is not used as part of an electric thermal storage 
                or demand response program;
                    ``(C) to otherwise enable a grid-enabled water 
                heater to operate at its designed specification and 
                capabilities with knowledge that such water heater is 
                not used as part of an electric thermal storage or 
                demand response program; or
                    ``(D) to knowingly remove or render illegible the 
                label of a grid-enabled water heater described in 
                section 325(e)(6)(A)(ii)(V).'';
            (3) in section 333(a) (42 U.S.C. 6303(a))--
                    (A) by striking ``section 332(a)(5)'' and inserting 
                ``paragraph (5), (6), (7), or (8) of section 332(a)''; 
                and
                    (B) by striking ``paragraph (1), (2), or (5) of 
                section 332(a)'' and inserting ``paragraph (1), (2), 
                (5), (6), (7), or (8) of section 332(a)''; and
            (4) in section 334 (42 U.S.C. 6304)--
                    (A) by striking ``section 332(a)(5)'' and inserting 
                ``paragraph (5), (6), (7), or (8) of section 332(a)''; 
                and
                    (B) by striking ``section 332(a)(6)'' and inserting 
                ``section 332(a)(7)''.

         TITLE III--ENERGY INFORMATION FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

SEC. 301. <<NOTE: 42 USC 17063.>>  ENERGY INFORMATION FOR 
                        COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS.

    (a) Requirement of Benchmarking and Disclosure for Leasing Buildings 
Without Energy Star Labels.--Section 435(b)(2) of the Energy 
Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17091(b)(2)) is 
amended--
            (1) by striking ``paragraph (2)'' and inserting ``paragraph 
        (1)''; and
            (2) by striking ``signing the contract,'' and all that 
        follows through the period at the end and inserting the 
        following:
        ``signing the contract, the following requirements are met:
                    ``(A) The space is renovated for all energy 
                efficiency and conservation improvements that would be 
                cost effective over the life of the lease, including 
                improvements in lighting, windows, and heating, 
                ventilation, and air conditioning systems.
                    ``(B)(i) Subject to clause (ii), the space is 
                benchmarked under a nationally recognized, online, free 
                benchmarking program, with public disclosure, unless the 
                space is a space

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                for which owners cannot access whole building utility 
                consumption data, including spaces--
                          ``(I) that are located in States with privacy 
                      laws that provide that utilities shall not provide 
                      such aggregated information to multitenant 
                      building owners; and
                          ``(II) for which tenants do not provide energy 
                      consumption information to the commercial building 
                      owner in response to a request from the building 
                      owner.
                    ``(ii) A Federal agency that is a tenant of the 
                space shall provide to the building owner, or authorize 
                the owner to obtain from the utility, the energy 
                consumption information of the space for the 
                benchmarking and disclosure required by this 
                subparagraph.''.

    (b) Study.--
            (1) <<NOTE: Deadline. Collaboration.>>  In general.--Not 
        later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
        Secretary of Energy, in collaboration with the Administrator of 
        the Environmental Protection Agency, shall complete a study--
                    (A) on the impact of--
                          (i) State and local performance benchmarking 
                      and disclosure policies, and any associated 
                      building efficiency policies, for commercial and 
                      multifamily buildings; and
                          (ii) programs and systems in which utilities 
                      provide aggregated information regarding whole 
                      building energy consumption and usage information 
                      to owners of multitenant commercial, residential, 
                      and mixed-use buildings;
                    (B) that identifies best practice policy approaches 
                studied under subparagraph (A) that have resulted in the 
                greatest improvements in building energy efficiency; and
                    (C) that considers--
                          (i) compliance rates and the benefits and 
                      costs of the policies and programs on building 
                      owners, utilities, tenants, and other parties;
                          (ii) utility practices, programs, and systems 
                      that provide aggregated energy consumption 
                      information to multitenant building owners, and 
                      the impact of public utility commissions and State 
                      privacy laws on those practices, programs, and 
                      systems;
                          (iii) exceptions to compliance in existing 
                      laws where building owners are not able to gather 
                      or access whole building energy information from 
                      tenants or utilities;
                          (iv) the treatment of buildings with--
                                    (I) multiple uses;
                                    (II) uses for which baseline 
                                information is not available; and
                                    (III) uses that require high levels 
                                of energy intensities, such as data 
                                centers, trading floors, and televisions 
                                studios;
                          (v) implementation practices, including 
                      disclosure methods and phase-in of compliance;
                          (vi) the safety and security of benchmarking 
                      tools offered by government agencies, and the 
                      resiliency of those tools against cyber attacks; 
                      and

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                          (vii) international experiences with regard to 
                      building benchmarking and disclosure laws and data 
                      aggregation for multitenant buildings.
            (2) <<NOTE: Reports.>>  Submission to congress.--At the 
        conclusion of the study, the Secretary shall submit to the 
        Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives 
        and Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate a 
        report on the results of the study.

    (c) Creation and Maintenance of Database.--
            (1) <<NOTE: Deadline. Public information. Coordination.>>  
        In general.--Not later than 18 months after the date of 
        enactment of this Act and following opportunity for public 
        notice and comment, the Secretary of Energy, in coordination 
        with other relevant agencies, shall maintain, and if necessary 
        create, a database for the purpose of storing and making 
        available public energy-related information on commercial and 
        multifamily buildings, including--
                    (A) data provided under Federal, State, local, and 
                other laws or programs regarding building benchmarking 
                and energy information disclosure;
                    (B) information on buildings that have disclosed 
                energy ratings and certifications; and
                    (C) energy-related information on buildings provided 
                voluntarily by the owners of the buildings, only in an 
                anonymous form unless the owner provides otherwise.
            (2) Complementary programs.--The database maintained 
        pursuant to paragraph (1) shall complement and not duplicate the 
        functions of the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star 
        Portfolio Manager tool.

    (d) Input From Stakeholders.--The Secretary of Energy shall seek 
input from stakeholders to maximize the effectiveness of the actions 
taken under this section.
    (e) Report.--Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of 
this Act, and every 2 years thereafter, the Secretary of Energy shall 
submit to the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of 
Representatives and Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the 
Senate a report on the progress made in complying with this section.

    Approved April 30, 2015.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 535:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 161 (2015):
            Mar. 26, considered and passed Senate.
            Apr. 21, considered and passed House.
DAILY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS (2015):
            Apr. 30, Presidential remarks.

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