Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 4.djvu/906

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106 STAT. 3642 PUBLIC LAW 102-547—CXTT. 28, 1992 in section 3(2) of the Solar Heating and Cooling Demonstration Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5502(2)) and, in addition, include a passive system based on conductive, convective, or radiant energy transfer. "(D) The term 'passive system' includes window and sky- light glazing, thermal floors, walls, and roofs, movable insulation panels (when in coi\junction with glazing), portions of a residential structure that serve as solar furnaces so as to add heat to the structure, double-pane window insulation, and such other energy-related components as are determined by the Secretary to enhance the natiiral transfer of energy for the purpose of heating or heating and cooling a residence. (£) The term 'residential energy conservation measure' means— "(i) caulking and weatherstripping of all exterior doors and windows; "(ii) furnace efficiency modifications limited to^ "(1) replacement burners, boilers, or furnaces •-I . designed to reduce the firing rate or to achieve a reduction in the amount of fuel consumed as a result of r increased combustion efficiency, "(11) devices for modifying flue openings which will increase the efficiency of the heating system, and "(III) electrical or mechanical mmace ignition systems which replace standing gas pilot lights; "(iii) clock thermostats; "(iv) ceiling, attic, wall, and floor insulation; "(v) water heater insulation; "(vi) storm windows and doors; "(vii) heat pumps; and "(viii) such other energy conservation measures as the Secretary may identify for the purposes of this subparagraph. "(7) A loan may not be guaranteed under this subsection after December 31, 1995.*. (b) PURCHASE OR CONSTRUCTION WITH ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS. —(1) Section 3710(a)(7) of such title is amended to read as follows: "(7) To improve a dwelling or farm residence owned by the veteran ana occupied by the veteran as the veteran's home ' through energy efficiency improvements, as provided in subsection (d).". (2) Section 371(Xa) of such title is further amended by adding after paragraph (9) the following: "(10) To purchase a dwelling to be owned and occupied by the veteran as a home and make energy efficiency improvements, as provided in subsection (d).". 38 USC 3710 (c) REPORTS.—Not later than 1 year after the date on which note. ^Q Secretary of Veterans Affairs first exercises the authority to giarantee loans under section 3710(d) of title 38, United States ode (as added by subsection (a) of this section), and for each of the 3 years thereafter, the Secretary shall transmit to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives a report on the program under such section. Each such report shall contain information pertaining to— (1) the number of mortgages guaranteed under such section;