By Jonathan Williams
Times West Virginian
After the housing market crash in 2008, construction and building are recovering, albeit slowly.
With the country building again, legislators in Washington believe these new buildings can be more energy-efficient than ever before.
Rep. David B. McKinley, a Republican representing West Virginia’s 1st Congressional District, recently introduced the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness (ESIC) Act with co-sponsor Peter Welch, D-Vt.
According to McKinley’s office, this bipartisan bill will “spur the use of energy-efficiency technologies in residential, commercial and industrial buildings” while stimulating the economy, potentially creating new jobs.