Roundtable Comments on EPA’s Proposed Voluntary Label for Low-Carbon Buildings
March 2, 2023
The Real Estate Roundtable submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday on the agency’s proposed voluntary label for low-carbon buildings. (Roundtable letter, March 2)
Voluntary Building Label
- EPA’s NextGen building label would expand upon the agency’s successful ENERGY STAR program for assets that attain high levels of energy efficiency.
- The NextGen label would allow companies to highlight buildings that go beyond top efficiency performance – and further rely on renewable energy use and reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. (EPA’s proposal; Roundtable Weekly, Jan. 27)
- NextGen recognition has great potential for widespread market acceptance, The Roundtable stated in its comments.
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