The following is a press release from The American Institute of Architects announcing that the chair of its Committee on the Environment, Julie Hiromoto, AIA, will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce's Energy Subcommittee.

WHAT: Architect Julie Hiromoto, AIA, will testify tomorrow before the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Energy Subcommittee on aspects of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2019, H.R. 3692.


The legislation is intended to promote energy savings and emissions reductions by supporting the use of energy efficiency technology in residential, commercial and industrial sectors. The AIA supports some aspects of the bill, but firmly opposes any effort to weaken the existing federal requirement to phase out the use of fossil fuels in federal buildings by 2030. Hiromoto is testifying on behalf of AIA based on her expertise in sustainable design strategies and strong understanding of needed improvements to U.S. energy policy to achieve climate goals in the built environment.

Last year, AIA launched a landmark initiative to drive climate action among the architecture profession. As part of this effort, AIA is calling on architects around the world to take climate action by committing to sustainable and energy efficient design.

Members of the media can obtain more information on the hearing and watch Hiromoto’s testimony on a live webcast through the U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce’s website beginning at 10:30 a.m. EST tomorrow.

WHO: Architect Julie Hiromoto, AIA, chair of the AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE), testifies before U.S. House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Energy Subcommittee Chairman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL).

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. EST, Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

WHERE: Room 2322 Rayburn House Office Building and online.