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Titles (3)

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Short Titles - Senate

Short Title(s) as Reported to Senate

Smart Building Acceleration Act of 2019

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Smart Building Acceleration Act of 2019

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Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to accelerate smart building development, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
10/24/2019Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Murkowski without amendment. With written report No. 116-151.
07/30/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
10/24/2019Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 272.
Action By: Senate
10/24/2019Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Murkowski without amendment. With written report No. 116-151.
09/25/2019Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
07/30/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]* 07/30/2019
Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] 03/03/2020

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Energy and Natural Resources07/30/2019 Referred to
09/25/2019 Markup by
10/24/2019 Reported by S. Rept. 116-151

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Smart Building Acceleration Act of 2019

This bill assists the building sector in adopting smart building technology that increases energy efficiency. Smart buildings are buildings with energy systems that (1) are flexible and automated; (2) have extensive operational monitoring and communication connectivity, allowing remote monitoring and analysis of building functions; (3) take a systems-based approach in integrating the overall building operations for control of energy generation, consumption, and storage; (4) communicate with utilities and other third-party commercial entities, if appropriate; (5) protect the health and safety of occupants and workers; and (6) are cybersecure.

Specifically, the bill requires the Department of Energy (DOE) to establish a Federal Smart Building Program. Under the program, DOE must implement smart building technology in certain federal buildings and demonstrate the costs and benefits of smart buildings.

DOE may expand awards made under the Federal Energy Management Program and the Better Building Challenge to recognize specific federal agency achievements in accelerating the adoption of smart building technologies.

In addition, DOE must conduct (1) a survey of privately owned smart buildings throughout the United States and evaluate their costs and benefits, and (2) research and development on barriers to the integration of advanced building technologies. As part of the Better Building Challenge, DOE must demonstrate policies and approaches that accelerate the transition to smart buildings.