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  • 1. IFMA Government Affairs, Advocacy Day, and Public Policy Day for Chapter Leaders
    Presented by Jeff Johnson, Director,
    Government Affairs
  • 2. IFMA Government Affairs Program
    Monitoring Program
    Advocacy Program
    Goals of GA Program
    Coalition Building
    Information Sharing
  • 3. Political Outlook
    Current Congressional Make-Up
    House – 253 Democrats, 178 Republicans
    54 Democrats are “Blue Dogs” – Moderate to Conservative, Fiscally Conservative
    80 Democrats are members of “Progressive Caucus” – More liberal leaning, willing to spend more
    Recent clash of the two over Administration Priorities
    Over the past 3 months solidified their opposition to Health Care – likely to stand united for remainder of this Congress
  • 4. Political Outlook
    Current Congressional Make-Up
    Senate – 57 Democrats, 41 Republicans, 2 Indpts.
    10 “Industrial, Coal State” Dem Senators – more moderate, increasingly concerned with regulation affecting businesses, manufacturing
    Legislation stalled at the Senate – Currently 300 House passed bills awaiting consideration
    Similar to the House, all 41 Senate Republicans are increasingly united in opposition of Administration Priorities
  • 5. Congressional Focus
    Administration Priorities – 2010
    Health Care Reform – Done
    Jobs Bill, Economic Stimulus (TARP Funds)
    Financial Industry Reform/Consumer Protection Agency
    Energy/Climate Change
    Immigration Reform
  • 6. Issues of Interest to IFMA
    Greening of Government
    Tax Incentives/ Energy Efficiency
    Building Access Issues
    Education and Training
    Climate Change
  • 7. Greening of Government EO 13514
    • Background on Executive Order
    • 8. IFMA-ASBE Conference
    • 9. Next steps- Greening of Government
  • Update on Carnahan-Carper Education and Training Legislation
    What does the legislation do
    Role of High Performance Buildings Congressional Caucus Coalition
    Status of Co-Sponsors
    What is IFMA doing to get this passed
  • 10. Tax Incentives for Energy Efficiency
    Building Star
    Home Star
    Stimulus Bill
  • 11. Climate Change – What Has Happened?
    Waxman/Markey Bill
    Passed the House of Representatives on a very close vote, summer of 2009.
    Mandate – Reduction of GHG emissions of 17% by 2020. Long term mandate reduction is 80% by 2050.
    Requires electric utilities to meet 20% of their electricity demand through renewable energy sources and energy efficiency by 2020.
    Provides for modernization of the electrical grid
  • 12. Climate Change –
    Current Options
    “Cap & Dividend” receiving limited consideration
    Cap and Dividend approach would send 75% of revenue from auction of permits to consumers – attempt to offset the higher price of energy costs
    Other 25% would be provided to companies who develop alternative, renewable energy, emissions reductions technology
    Energy producers and importers of energy would be required to buy these permits
  • 13. EPA Action – Absent New Congressional Authority
    Clean Air Act
    Passed in 1963, requires the EPA to develop and enforce regulation to protect public from exposure to airborne contaminants that are known to be hazardous to human health.
    Requires States to develop State Implementation Plans Approved BY EPA
    Creates National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for seven Criteria Pollutants
    EPA Determination of GHG Responsibilities – 2003
    Determined theylacked authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases
    Even if even if the EPA did have such authority, it would decline to exercise it.
    This EPA was under the Bush Administration
  • 14. How Is IFMA Affected?
    Energy Efficiency Mandates for Buildings
    Larger Buildings May be Captured within a Cap and Trade Program
    Best Available Technology Control (BACT) Equipment for Buildings & Emissions Sources
    Someone will need to certify Carbon Footprint and Technology Implementation
    Training for Facility Managers needs to be a Key Component
  • 15. 2010 IFMA Public Policy Forum and Advocacy DaySeptember 21-22, Washington, DC
    This year we will combine Advocacy Day with Public Policy Forum hosted with FFC
    New format this year
    Overview of schedule
    What will our objectives be:
    Federal Training Bill
    Greening of Government - EO 13514
    Building Star
    Jobs Retraining
    Funding for Research
    Educate about IFMA and FM Profession
    HPBCCC Recommendations – Join the Caucus
  • 16. Schedule for September 21
    Noon – Registration and Check In
    2:00-5:00PM – Grass Roots Training and How to Lobby Presentation
    5:30 – Welcome Reception – Location TBD
  • 17. Schedule for September 22
    8:00AM- Depart Hotel via chartered bus for Capitol Hill
    9:00-12:00 – Public Policy Forum
    12:00-6:00 – Advocacy Day Hill Visits
    6:00PM – Return to Hotel/ Departure
  • 18. How can you help?
    Commit to sending a team to represent your chapter
    Find out what is happening in your state
    Registration available online soon
    Home address including zip code for each individual representing the chapter
    When you will be arriving and departing
  • 19. Recent/Upcoming Government Affairs Events
    Briefing on Carbon Cap and Trade Bill during Facility Fusion
    High Performance Buildings Week
    JCI Energy Efficiency Forum
    State Department In-Service Conference
    IFMA Advocacy Day
    Government Affairs for the FM Executive at World Workplace
  • 20. Available Resources
    IFMA Government Affairs Website
    How to Lobby Tutorial
    Government Affairs Issue Briefs
    How to Contact your member of Congress
    Weekly Government Affairs Updates
    Jim Wise
    Jeff Johnson
    IFMA Director of Government Affairs
  • 21. THANK YOU