In less than 5 minutes, I tell you the 2 reasons why the $2,000 tax credit for energy efficient homes is much harder to achieve in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a24fewmeZc Here’s a hint: it has absolutely nothing to do with which software tool is used! This post was submitted by Brett Dillon.
More Transparency for RESNET Full Disclosure – I am a RESNET Board and Quality Assurance Committee Member For several years now I’ve listened to and watched as numerous parties have complained that no one is ever taken to task by RESNET. That’s not ever been true, but the public perception of that was definite. The
RESNET Publishes New Procedures for Calculating Compliance to the Energy Efficient Homes Tax Credit – Software Programs Can Now Apply to RESNET for Calculating Tax Credit Verification
Congress has extended the federal tax credit for builders to build energy efficient homes from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013. As part of the legislation, Congress changed the basis of the tax credit from being based on the 2004 version of the International Conservation Code (IECC) to the 2006 version. This means that
Soapbox – check. Drum – check. Dead horse – check. Okay, everyone ready? Whether it is in training or the delivery of services to homebuilders, homeowners, utility clients, you name it, the race to the bottom is fraught with peril for anyone engaged in the race. The vast majority of folks that I know in
After 3 years of being a certified rater I am finding that RESNET continues to make it very difficult to continue a small energy auditing business. The latest issue is RESNET’s partnering with home inspectors to offer watered down energy audits. I have heard the rationale that this is a basic assessment and if needed
What the heck are you folks at RESNET Thinking??? Pools, spas, hot tubs etc, are clearly luxury items that are NOT an integral part of a homes Basic and Essential heating, cooling, dhw, lighting & appliance components. What’s next – a “Hybrid Vehicle Rater Designation”? Here’s a Novel idea – rather than waste RESNET staff
Practice makes perfect. That’s why Academy for Energy Efficiency Training uses Intercaz for our BPI Building Analyst classes. Intercaz is a new interactive simulation game designed for you to master the vast complexity of combustion safety testing. We expose you to far more appliances, venting, pressure values, and combustion appliance zone (CAZ) configurations than other training