RESBlog - Energy Efficiency

Hope Still Alive for Extension of Energy Efficiency Tax Credits

October 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Efficiency, Legislation, Recovery Through Retrofit, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - October 2010

RESNET Executive Director Steve Baden has recently returned from Washington, DC where he met with staff of the House Ways and Means Committee and Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME).  There is still a chance that the new and existing homes tax credits could still be extended by Congress in the upcoming “lame duck session” after the

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Senate Majority Whip Casts Doubt of Passage of Any Energy Legislation in This Congress

October 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Efficiency, Legislation, Recovery Through Retrofit, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - October 2010

Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin (D-IL) cast doubt Tuesday on the prospects for energy legislation during an expected lame-duck session. “I think it’s a long shot,” Durbin, was quoted in CQ, noting that action on appropriations, taxes and an arms control treaty could consume most of the chamber’s time after the November elections. “It’s

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How RESNET is Working to Develop the New Market for the Energy Upgrade of Homes

October 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Efficiency, RESNET News, RESNET Notes - October 2010

By: Steve Baden RESNET Executive Director The building performance industry is facing a dynamic cross road. This article will explain RESNET’s perspective on the industry, where it’s heading, and RESNET’s strategies for leading the way. RESNET and its network of home energy raters have had a significant impact on the new homes market.  Since RESNET

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Getting Started as an Energy Star Partner

October 20th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Efficiency, Job Opportunities, Rater Information, RESNET News

“Home industry professionals who partner with EPA’s ENERGY STAR can increase revenue, enhance customer satisfaction, and gain national recognition as industry and environmental leaders. ENERGY STAR and its partners work together to promote the benefits and increase sales of energy-efficient homes.” – Energy Star It all starts with becoming RESNET certified, visit the Energy Star

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Save 15 to 40% on heating and AC bills

October 8th, 2010 - Posted by Russell Tebbs under Energy Efficiency, RESNET News

The R plus Window Insulator can save residential and commercial building owners or occupants hundreds of dollars in heating and cooling costs. Within minutes of the no hassle installation you will feel and hear the difference these window insulators will make in the comfort levels of your home or office. The ROI is the lowest

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RESNET Seeking Volunteers to Serve on Infrared Committee

September 17th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Auditor Information, Energy Efficiency, Job Opportunities, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - September 2010

The RESNET Board of Directors has recently adopted the RESNET Interim Guidelines for Thermographic Inspections of Buildings.  The guidelines call for the formation of a RESNET Infrared Committee.  The guidelines are posted on the RESNET web site at http://www.resnet.us/standards/RESNET_IR_interim_guidelines.pdf This is a call for volunteers who would be interested in serving on the committee. The

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RESNET Adopts Guidelines for Thermographic Inspections of Buildings

September 17th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Auditor Information, Energy Efficiency, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - September 2010, Technical

RESNET has broken new ground in performance testing by adopting the nation’s first procedures for incorporating the thermographic inspections in the energy ratings and audits of buildings. Thermal imaging technology has advanced significantly in the past few years and the price of equipment has grown more affordable. The guidelines provide guidance on the use of

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