A new law will help boost energy efficiency in the U.S. by encouraging commercial and government buildings to reduce energy consumption, reports Cleveland.com. President Obama signed the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act, which “requires federal buildings to be more energy efficient by disclosing energy usage” according to The Hannah Report. Additionally, the bill establishes a “voluntary ‘Tenant Star’ program, similar to the Energy Star label for appliances, for commercial buildings that reduce their energy consumption,” according to the Cleveland.com article. The program does not contain any mandates for building owners, but “could create an incentive for businesses looking to lease space, as building owners and tenants become more conservation-minded,” said U.S. Senator Rob Portman, one of the bill’s co-sponsors, in the Cleveland.com report. For more, read the fullCleveland.com article.