S. 1637 (110th): A bill to establish a geothermal heat pump technology acceleration program relating to General Services Administration facilities.

Introduced:
Jun 15, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
James “Jim” Inhofe
Senator from Oklahoma
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jun 15, 2007
Length
8 pages
Related Bills
S. 992 (Related)
Public Buildings Cost Reduction Act of 2007

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Mar 29, 2007

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 15, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 15, 2007
Referred to Committee Jun 15, 2007
 
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Senate Environment and Public Works

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6/15/2007--Introduced.
Requires the Administrator of General Services to establish a program to accelerate the use of geothermal heat pumps at General Services Administration (GSA) facilities.
Requires such program to:
(1) ensure centralized responsibility for the coordination of geothermal heat pump recommendations, practices, and activities of all relevant federal agencies;
(2) provide technical assistance and operational guidance to tenants to achieve maximum feasible replacement of existing heating and cooling technologies with geothermal heat pump technologies within five years; and
(3) establish methods to track the success of federal agencies with respect to that goal.
Requires the Administrator to: (1) review the current use of geothermal heat pump technologies in GSA facilities and the availability of such technologies to facility managers; and (2) establish an acceleration program to achieve maximum feasible replacement of existing heating and cooling technologies with geothermal heat pump technologies in each GSA facility.
Requires the Administrator to: (1) ensure that a manager responsible for accelerating the use of geothermal heat pump technologies is designated for each GSA geothermal heat pump technologies and practices facility; and (2) submit to Congress a plan for implementing, within five years, geothermal heat pump technologies and practices at GSA facilities.

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