Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) recently introduced the Dynamic Glass 2.0 Act to extend the investment tax credit for electrochromic glass, which uses electricity to tint glass to adjust heat gain for buildings. Electrochromic glass is billed as reducing energy use and costs.

Senators Markey and Wicker reintroduced the Dynamic Glass Act in 2021, which made electrochromic glass eligible for the federal investment tax credit. The tax incentive was later secured in section 48 of the Internal Revenue Code in 2022.

“Our clean energy future requires us to use every tool in the box to reduce energy use and costs. Electrochromic glass makes it possible to efficiently heat and cool homes, buildings, and even airports by adjusting the tint of the windows. The Dynamic Glass 2.0 Act would continue supporting a clean energy technology that reduces emissions and creates jobs,” said Markey.

“Dynamic glass would help lower energy bills for businesses and homeowners, but many Americans cannot afford the upfront cost of this technology. This legislation provides a tax credit to make access to this specialized glass easier and creates many manufacturing jobs across the country, including in Mississippi,” added Wicker.

In the United States, residential and commercial buildings make up more than one-third of total greenhouse gas emissions. Buildings also account for nearly 75% of electricity use. Increasing building energy efficiency is crucial to reducing building energy use and demand, the senators say.

To read more about the bill, including the text of the bill, CLICK HERE.

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