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Wicker Calls for Better Green Building Standards for Defense Department on Senate Floor

WASHINGTON, DC -- Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) Tuesday discussed on the Senate Floor an amendment he added to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that helps ensure military construction projects avoid unnecessary costs related to third party energy-efficient building standards through increased transparency. The Department of Defense (DOD) is reviewing outside energy-efficient standards to ensure cost benefit and accuracy in energy savings as it works to implement new guidelines. In the past, some standards used by DOD have discriminated against American wood and other products because of flawed determinations.

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