That step will bring the Green the Capitol program onto the next plateau, said Bob Lane, executive director of the CAOs Green the Capitol division.
It will take us completely on a different level, he said, adding that the House is on track to meet Pelosis 10-year goal of reducing the chambers energy use by 50 percent. These retrofits are going to thrust us into year seven. It keeps us on target.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.