WASHINGTON, D.C., May 17, 2012….This morning the Sustainable Technology Environments Program (STEP) rating system, which Waveguide president Scott Walker helped create, made its official Washington, D.C., debut. As part of High-Performance Building Week (May 14-19, 2012), the U.S. House of Representatives High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition heard a presentation on the STEP rating system from several members of the STEP Foundation Board. Scott was there to address questions from caucus representatives and other interested industry partners (and to see his baby shine).

This meeting was the first stage in the process of getting the STEP rating system recognized by the federal government, much the way LEED is mandated on federal building projects. Mae Stevens, legislative assistant to caucus co-chair Rep. Russ Carnahan (D, MO-3), suggested that the STEP Foundation propose legislation pertaining to the adoption and recognition of STEP. This comment was a positive outcome of STEP’s introduction to Congress.