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S. 1737 - Sensible Accounting to Value Energy Act of 2011

Housing and community development. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to improve the accuracy of mortgage underwriting used by Federal mortgage agencies by ensuring that energy costs are included in the underwriting process, to reduce the amount of energy consumed by homes, to facilitate the creation of energy efficiency retrofit and construction jobs, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
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Sensible Accounting to Value Energy Act of 2011

S. 1737 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to improve the accuracy of mortgage underwriting used by Federal mortgage agencies by ensuring that energy costs are included in the underwriting process, to reduce the amount of energy consumed by homes, to facilitate the creation of energy efficiency retrofit and construction jobs, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to improve the accuracy of mortgage underwriting used by Federal mortgage agencies by ensuring that energy costs are included in the underwriting process, to reduce the amount of energy consumed by homes, to facilitate the creation of energy efficiency retrofit and construction jobs, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Sensible Accounting to Value Energy Act of 2011
Sponsor
Michael F. Bennet
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Housing and community development
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Advisory bodies
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Energy prices
  • Housing finance and home ownership
  • Public utilities and utility rates
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    Major Actions
    Introduced10/19/2011
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced10/19/2011
    10/19/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
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    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    34 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Sensible Accounting to Value Energy Act of 2011

    34 organizations supported this bill

    Alliance to Save Energy
    Kweller, Ronnie & Schmutter, Allyson (2011, October 20). Statement by Alliance to Save Energy President Kateri Callahan On the Sensible Accounting to Value Energy (SAVE) Act. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from ASE.
    American Chemistry Council
    Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
    American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
    Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
    American Gas Association
    Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
    American Public Gas Association
    Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
    Appraisal Institute
    Appraisal Institute (2011, October 20). Appraisal Institute Announces Support for ‘Green’ Real Estate Bill in Congress . Retrieved October 31, 2011, from Appraisal Institute.
    Building Energy Efficient Codes Network
    Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
    California Energy Efficiency Industry Council
    Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
    Center for American Progress
    Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
    Center for Neighborhood Technology
    CNT (2011, October 19). SAVE Act Would Allow Building Owners to Capture Full Value of Energy Efficiency Improvements. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from CNT.
    Council of the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association
    Council of the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (2011, October 22). CNAIMA Applauds Senators Bennet and Isakson for Bipartisan SAVE Act Leadership – Bill Would Encourage Energy Efficiency . Retrieved October 31, 2011, from NAIMA.
    Earth Advantage Institute
    Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
    Ecobroker
    Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
    Efficiency First
    Bunnen, Lizzie (2011, October 19). Home Performance Contractors Support the SAVE Act. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from Efficiency First.
    Environmental Defense Fund
    Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
    Environmental Entrepreneurs
    Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
    Global Green USA
    Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
    Green Builder Coalition
    Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
    Institute for Market Transformation
    Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
    International Association of Certified Home Inspectors
    Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
    International Code Council
    Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
    Johns Manville
    Dunbar, Melody & Streeb, Tim (2011, October 19). Johns Manville Endorses Proposed SAVE Act: Bill Would Spur Energy Efficiency, Job Growth in Colorado. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from Johns Manville.
    Leading Builders of America
    Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
    Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
    MEEA (2011, October 21). MEEA Supports SAVE Act. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from MEEA.
    National Association of Manufacturers
    McGuire, Monica (2011, October 19). NAM Joins Bipartisan Effort to Support SAVE Act. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from NAM.
    National Association of State Energy Officials
    Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
    Natural Resources Defense Council
    Henderson, Philip (2011, October 18). New "Save Act" would promote better mortages and more investment in energy efficiency. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from Switchboard NRDC Staff Blog.
    Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
    Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
    Residential Energy Services Network
    RESNET (2011, October 20). Bipartisan Bill Introduced in the U.S. Senate to Account for Energy Costs in Mortgage Underwriting. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from RESNET.
    Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
    Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
    Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
    Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
    Structural Insulated Panel Association
    Sarah Stellberg & Amanda Kolson Hurley (2011, October 21). The SAVE Act: Sensible Accounting to Value Energy [S. 1737]. Retrieved October 31, 2011, from IMT.
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    RESNET (2011, October 20). Bipartisan Bill Introduced in the U.S. Senate to Account for Energy Costs in Mortgage Underwriting. Retrieved November 7, 2011, from RESNET.
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Howard, Bryan (2011). Accounting for Energy Efficiency: SAVE Act Would Improve Mortage Underwriting, Create Jobs, Save Household Money . Retrieved October 31, 2011, from U.S. Green Building Council official blog.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$2,000$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$191,900$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$95,615$0
    John BarrassoRWY$317,131$0
    Max BaucusDMT$481,725$0
    Mark BegichDAK$479,814$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$473,142$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$42,250$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$147,356$0
    Roy BluntRMO$351,050$0
    John BoozmanRAR$85,530$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$1,090,541$0
    Scott BrownRMA$555,900$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$650,795$0
    Richard BurrRNC$382,456$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$276,328$0
    Ben CardinDMD$145,775$0
    Tom CarperDDE$250,977$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$252,854$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$366,513$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$130,800$0
    Tom CoburnROK$61,500$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$71,000$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$161,044$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$19,500$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$158,227$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$381,549$0
    John CornynRTX$379,599$0
    Mike CrapoRID$99,220$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$198,859$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$279,121$0
    Mike EnziRWY$34,500$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$238,750$0
    Al FrankenDMN$1,247,133$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$798,359$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$336,052$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$164,899$0
    Kay R. HaganDNC$1,924,569$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$218,118$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$204,933$0
    Dean HellerRNV$323,437$0
    John HoevenRND$149,426$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$23,800$0
    Jim InhofeROK$282,990$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$99,450$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$233,950$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$104,640$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$140,300$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$377,140$0
    John F. KerryDMA$417,880$0
    Mark KirkRIL$390,592$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$142,738$0
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$14,000$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$595,266$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$469,110$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$102,725$0
    Mike LeeRUT$26,800$0
    Carl LevinDMI$320,846$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$22,200$0
    Dick LugarRIN$112,406$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$427,815$0
    John McCainRAZ$148,650$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$276,997$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$520,470$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$401,425$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$613,951$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$71,733$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$109,009$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$379,127$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$354,163$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$128,200$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$302,676$0
    Rand PaulRKY$87,530$0
    Rob PortmanROH$376,750$0
    Mark L. PryorDAR$220,837$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$121,835$0
    Harry ReidDNV$605,099$0
    Jim RischRID$75,500$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$130,042$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$250,200$0
    Marco RubioRFL$265,491$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$315,295$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$376,450$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$152,450$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$688,154$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$87,100$0
    Olympia SnoweRME$71,383$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$369,343$0
    Jon TesterDMT$504,626$0
    John ThuneRSD$248,950$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$358,316$0
    Mark UdallDCO$969,018$0
    Tom UdallDNM$674,566$0
    David VitterRLA$391,799$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,543,312$0
    Jim WebbDVA$65,100$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$187,340$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$348,633$0
    Ron WydenDOR$151,125$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$2,000$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$191,900$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$95,615$0
    John BarrassoRWY$317,131$0
    Max BaucusDMT$481,725$0
    Mark BegichDAK$479,814$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$473,142$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$42,250$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$147,356$0
    Roy BluntRMO$351,050$0
    John BoozmanRAR$85,530$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$1,090,541$0
    Scott BrownRMA$555,900$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$650,795$0
    Richard BurrRNC$382,456$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$276,328$0
    Ben CardinDMD$145,775$0
    Tom CarperDDE$250,977$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$252,854$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$366,513$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$130,800$0
    Tom CoburnROK$61,500$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$71,000$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$161,044$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$19,500$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$158,227$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$381,549$0
    John CornynRTX$379,599$0
    Mike CrapoRID$99,220$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$198,859$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$279,121$0
    Mike EnziRWY$34,500$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$238,750$0
    Al FrankenDMN$1,247,133$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$798,359$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$336,052$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$164,899$0
    Kay R. HaganDNC$1,924,569$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$218,118$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$204,933$0
    Dean HellerRNV$323,437$0
    John HoevenRND$149,426$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$23,800$0
    Jim InhofeROK$282,990$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$99,450$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$233,950$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$104,640$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$140,300$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$377,140$0
    John F. KerryDMA$417,880$0
    Mark KirkRIL$390,592$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$142,738$0
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$14,000$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$595,266$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$469,110$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$102,725$0
    Mike LeeRUT$26,800$0
    Carl LevinDMI$320,846$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$22,200$0
    Dick LugarRIN$112,406$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$427,815$0
    John McCainRAZ$148,650$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$276,997$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$520,470$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$401,425$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$613,951$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$71,733$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$109,009$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$379,127$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$354,163$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$128,200$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$302,676$0
    Rand PaulRKY$87,530$0
    Rob PortmanROH$376,750$0
    Mark L. PryorDAR$220,837$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$121,835$0
    Harry ReidDNV$605,099$0
    Jim RischRID$75,500$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$130,042$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$250,200$0
    Marco RubioRFL$265,491$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$315,295$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$376,450$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$152,450$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$688,154$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$87,100$0
    Olympia SnoweRME$71,383$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$369,343$0
    Jon TesterDMT$504,626$0
    John ThuneRSD$248,950$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$358,316$0
    Mark UdallDCO$969,018$0
    Tom UdallDNM$674,566$0
    David VitterRLA$391,799$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,543,312$0
    Jim WebbDVA$65,100$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$187,340$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$348,633$0
    Ron WydenDOR$151,125$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Democratic/Liberal$11,571,318
    Gas & Electric Utilities$4,492,808
    Construction, unclassified$4,287,000
    Chemicals$3,113,057
    Environmental policy$3,082,567
    Natural Gas transmission & distribution$1,715,751
    Special trade contractors$1,108,740
    Plumbing, heating & air conditioning$568,225
    Builders associations$345,971
    Other construction-related products$281,051
    Chambers of commerce$262,394
    Other real estate services$256,794
    Manufacturing$234,182
    Building materials$127,281
    Public official (elected or appointed)$20,401

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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