A bipartisan bill to reauthorize a popular and by most accounts dramatically successful utility-run energy efficiency program in the state was detoured Wednesday on its way to the Senate floor.

After congressional efforts to enact the first major energy bill in nearly a decade sputtered last month, key House and Senate lawmakers signaled that another big push may rise from the ashes.

The following state legislatures took action on bills that may have an impact on the energy efficiency of buildings.

The following is an update on legislative bills SBCA is tracking in Maryland, Indiana and New Jersey state legislatures.

Changes to Dodd-Frank will likely have broad impacts on the economy, but one key element for the housing industry is Trump’s focus on what he calls, “regulation that makes it impossible for banks to lend to people that are going to create jobs.”

President Donald Trump signed a resolution that revokes an Obama-era Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule critics said was unlawful and would not have improved workplace safety.

The following legislative and regulatory actions in New York, South Carolina, Oklahoma and California could have an impact on the building code.

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is proposing to list spray polyurethane foam insulation (SPF) materials containing MDI as a Priority Product under the state’s Safer Consumer Products Program.

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today applauded Reps. David McKinley (R-W.Va.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) for reintroducing the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness (ESIC) Act.

The U.S. House has passed a resolution that would block OSHA’s Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness.