SMART Statement on White House Launch of Coalition to Improve Building Performance Standards

January 21, 2022

Washington, DC—Today the White House Council on Environmental Quality announced the launch of a coalition of states and local governments to strengthen building performance standards. In response, SMART issued the following statement.

“SMART commends the Biden administration’s strong commitment to making sure our buildings serve as a vehicle to address the climate crisis and create good middle class, family friendly union jobs. For decades, SMART members and our training programs have set the standard for the work that will be required. SMART sheet metal workers are highly skilled and trained to achieve safe indoor air quality and ensure HVAC systems operate properly to improve building energy efficiency and safety.  We stand ready to support our local, state and federal law makers to develop, adopt and implement building performance policies with strong workforce standards to create union jobs and achieve environmental sustainability.”