Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) introduced a congressional resolution designating the week of June 11 through June 15, 2018 as "High Performance Building Week." The resolution recognizes that high performance buildings promote water and energy efficiency, protecting natural resources and reducing costs for building occupants. Other Senate co-sponsors are Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.). House cosponsors are Representatives Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and David McKinley (R-W.Va.).
The sponsors and cosponsors of the resolution released the following statement upon introduction:
"The resolution supports High Performance Building Week, which celebrates the contributions of engineers, architects, builders, code officials, tradespeople, design professionals, and laborers in the construction industry. It bears zero-cost to the American taxpayer and recognizes the advancements of high performance buildings by highlighting American innovation."