Bloomberg Law cites Senior Fellow Ben Lieberman on efficiency standards:
Free-market groups broadly said they don’t object if the White House wants to fix up its own buildings, although they draw the line at state or local mandates.
“Of course you can push too hard,” said Ben Lieberman, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. “If efficiency standards raise the costs of some of the equipment, you can reach a point where it’s costing more money than you’re saving. So you don’t want to do efficiency at all costs.”