The National Electrical Contractors Association has been invited to testify on the need for investment in building construction and green energy projects.

The National Electrical Contractors Association, an organization that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the United States, has been invited to testify on the need for investment in building construction and green energy projects as part of the economic stimulus legislation at the House Committee on Small Business hearing “The State of the Small Business Economy and Identifying Policies to Promote an Economic Recovery.”

Tim Ehmann, senior project manager with Rochester Solar Technologies, a division of O’Connell Electric Co., Victor, N.Y., and NECA member, will testify on the challenges his electrical construction business is currently facing and the opportunities that Congress has to invest in the nation's built environment and green energy through the economic recovery legislation.

At the hearing, NECA will speak on the need for investment in energy-efficient buildings; renewable energy technologies, including solar and wind; and broadband expansion. NECA will also address the need for investment in the national electrical grid and for the banking system to loosen credit on construction loans.

For more information, visit www.necanet.org.