PROGRESSION OF BUILDING ENERGY LABELING FROM DRAFT TO PASSAGE (H.R. 2454 § 204)
Provision Draft Bill (Dingell; 10/7/08) Introduced Bill (5/15/09) Committee Report (6/5/09) House-passed Bill (6/19/09)
Energy Labels Created federal system of Created federal system of Same as introduced, but: Same as committee bill, but
labeling and ratings based labeling and rating based Prohibited labeling at exempts existing residential
on energy audits (below). on Energy Star program. time of sale by a state and commercial buildings.
Prescribed label content: Provided funding to states Deletes buyer disclosure
Included ratings for each that adopted a law or plans but the state “shall seek
home on scale of 1 to 100. for labeling and discloses to ensure that labeled
to buyers at one of several information be made
Provided funding to states optional points, including accessible to the
that require labeling and the time of audit, retrofit, public…”
disclosure at time of sale. inspection, lien, or sale.
Set federal standards to
include labels in MLS,
signage and appraisals.
Energy Audits Imposed federal standards (Deleted energy audits as
on audits for bill funding. basis for labeling but state
retrofit incentive programs
Provided federal funding to include an audit guideline.)
states to provide free audit
to property owner.
Prescribed audit content:
characterized energy use,
specified improvements to
meet Energy Star standard.
Required that audit results
be recorded with tax and
property records and made
available for public review.