Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


Capitol Hill Update: Shaheen “HEAT Act” reduces manufacturers’ costs, supports energy reliance

Sep 12, 2017

capitol hillSMACNA supports the “Heat Efficiency through Applied Technology (HEAT) Act of 2017” (S. 1711), which will enhance both manufacturing and national industrial competitiveness. The legislation will help make our manufacturing sector more energy efficient by boosting energy grid reliability and reducing carbon emissions through increased industrial energy efficiency. 

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.). recently reintroduced the bill in the Senate. It would address the major regulatory barriers hampering the deployment of heat recovery technologies, such as combined heat and power (CHP) and waste heat to power (WHP).

The HEAT Act would direct the Department of Energy and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to establish model best practices addressing regulatory barriers to CHP and WHP. It would also create a targeted, voluntary grant program to help states implement Environmental Protection Agency guidance on output-based emission standards which encourages efficient use of fuel through CHP and WHP. 

Show your support by communicating with Congress on this key legislation and more on SMACNA’s Advocacy webpage.