Heapy Engineering’s LEED and Energy Services staff are versed in the latest energy policies and legislation, including available incentives. The following are some external links with additional information about recent energy legislation:
Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005)
Signed into law in August of 2005, this act addresses the generation, transmission, distribution, and end use of energy in the United States. In order to reduce the nation’s energy consumption, pollutants, and reliance on foreign oil, EPAct 2005 sets energy standards and outlines energy reduction incentives.
Executive Order 13423
Executive Order (E.O.) 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management, was signed on January 24, 2007, to strengthen key goals for the Federal Government. It set more challenging goals than the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) and superseded E.O. 13123 and E.O. 13149.
Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007)
In support of E.O. 13423, EISA 2007 extended an existing federal energy reduction goal to 30% by fiscal year 2015; directed federal agencies to purchase Energy Star and Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)-designated products; and required new federal buildings to be built 30% below ASHRAE* standards or the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).
Executive Order 13514
Executive Order (E.O.) 13514; Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance; was signed on October 5, 2009. It expanded upon the energy reduction and environmental performance requirements of E.O. 13423.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ("Recovery Act") amended or added numerous energy tax incentives available to businesses. The majority of the incentives were originally passed into law under the Energy Policy Act of 2005. U.S. Department of Energy: Consumer Energy Tax Incentives, What the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Means to You.