Today, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) voiced its support for the Gardner-Welch Energy Savings through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2013.
“Reps. Gardner and Welch have shown themselves to be forward-thinking and practical on the issue of energy efficiency, including their service as founding members of the Energy Savings Performance Caucus,” said NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis. “We commend their initiative on the Gardner-Welch Act, and will offer the full support of our members from introduction to enactment.”
According to Gaddis, Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) are a successful result of corporate-government partnerships.
“By utilizing innovative public-private financing to retrofit government buildings at no cost to the taxpayer, ESPCs are a triple-win: they create jobs, upgrade facilities, and save energy and money,” he said.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 350 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers at the forefront of electrical safety, reliability, and resilience, as well as efficiency and energy security. Our combined industries account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every state. Our industry produces $106 billion shipments of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year with $36 billion exports.