Policy Priorities for 114th Congress
Reduce Impact of Regulatory Burden
  • Advocate for grid-enabled water heater standards legislation
  • Implement coordinated regulatory strategy
    • Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) reform
  • Pursue efforts requiring DOE reliance on 3rd party voluntary verification programs (VIVP legislation)
  • Pursue “manufacture vs. install date” legislative fix
Support Parallel Regulatory Reform Efforts
  • For example:
    • Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act
    • Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act
Engage in Tax Discussions
  • 179 expensing extension and expansion
  • Common sense depreciation
    • Advocate for change of the current depreciation timeline to better fit with the life expectancy of HVACR and water heating products
Energy Efficiency Legislation
  • Engage in development of legislative proposals