Testimony Before the U.S. House Science Committee on Building Technologies Research for a Sustainable Future

March 25, 2021

Nora Wang testified before the Energy Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in a hearing on Building Technologies Research for a Sustainable Future. Her testimony focuses on recommendations to enhance the impact of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO). It recommends that BTO expand its research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) efforts as follows: (1) Accelerate deep energy retrofits through innovative processes, such as manufacturing-inspired mass production; (2) Retool the workforce and inspire a new generation of leaders in the building sector; (3) Drive enduring market transformation through integration with health, resilience, and other societal goals. It says that in pursuing these three goals, BTO should collaborate with state and local governments and community-based organizations to create proactive, replicable, equitable solutions

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