RESBlog - Legislation

Vice President Biden Announces Federal Existing Homes Energy Upgrade Effort

November 23rd, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Legislation, Recovery Through Retrofit, RESNET News, RESNET Notes - November 2010

On November 9, 2010, Vice President Joe Biden announced the Obama Administration’s new initiative to foster the improvement of existing homes energy performance. The initiative was developed as part of the Recovery Through Retrofit initiative launched in May 2009 by Vice President Joe Biden’s Middle Class Task Force to develop federal actions that would expand

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Free Digital Copies of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code Available

October 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Efficiency, Legislation, Posts and Views, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - October 2010

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has provided funding to furnish free digital copies of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code® (2009 IECC). This free download is meant to support the building energy efficiency goals of DOE’s Building Technologies Program, as well as those found within the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.DOE assists states and

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RESNET Proposes Amendment on Lighting, Appliance and Miscellaneous Energy Usage Profiles

October 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Job Opportunities, Legislation, Posts and Views, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - October 2010

RESNET home energy ratings considers all energy uses of a home including lighting, appliances and plug loads of miscellaneous energy uses such as clothes washers and dryers.  A comprehensive DOE-funded study of miscellaneous loads in residential buildings conducted by the Florida Solar Energy Center and National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that these loads are significantly

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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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RESNET and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America Enters Into Strategic Partnership to Promote Improvements in Home Energy Performance

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

RESNET Executive Director Steve Baden and ACCA President Paul T.Stalknecht with MOU RESNET and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together to promote home energy performance in the U.S. The major components of the MOU include supporting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its implementation of

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

September 29th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Baden under Energy Efficiency, Hot Topics, Legislation, RESNET News

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 quited 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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