The Supers Technical Association is a "Rebuild America" Partner.
What Does That Mean?
Rebuild America is an energy conservation program of the U.S. Department
of Energy. Its goal is to bring together various sectors of our society to
reduce the consumption of fossil fuel-based energy (natural and propane
gas and electricity) in buildings. When manufacturers, contractors,
various institutions and managements join the program, they pledge to
conduct their business in ways that will accomplish this national
A recent Rebuild America brochure puts it this way:
"Most people are aware that energy costs - to heat, cool and light our
homes - can be substantial. Each year, America' s cities and towns spend
nearly $100 billion on the energy used to run commercial buildings,
libraries, courthouses, schools, universities, town halls, and multifamily
"Rebuild America is a voluntary network of community partnerships
committed to reducing these costs by helping municipalities save energy
locally. Rebuild America partnerships, joining with the US Department of
Energy (DOE), improve the energy efficiency of valued community buildings
through upgrades and retrofits and, as a result:
- Boost economic development by creating new jobs and
sustaining local business,
- Strengthen communities, by allowing them to reinvest
- Improve working and learning environments, increasing
- Preserve the natural environment by reducing greenhouse
gases and air pollution caused by generating power."
The Superintendents Technical Association has "signed on" on
behalf of each of its members, representing a community of multifamily
building maintainers. Club members wish to perfect their skills to hold down
their buildings' energy consumption while maintaining the health and comfort
of their tenants.
With a member's connection to the Rebuild America program, some real
benefits will flow to the member's building(s). When the owner is trying to
decide if a substantial upgrade is in order, or wants to proceed with one,
Department of Energy experts will be available to consult on the best
design. Therefore, it is important that members inform their managements
about this arrangement.
Short of a substantial upgrade, members will receive help via the Club on
the best way to reduce fuel and power consumption in their buildings.
On or more representatives of the Rebuild America Program will attend one or
more of our Club meetings this fall to discuss the program and answer