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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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Congress Returns to Session in September – Energy Provisions Still on the Table

September 17th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, Legislation, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - September 2010, Technical

Congress has returned from its summer recess for a brief session before recessing in October for the November elections.  There are still discussions on the possibility of enacting energy legislation before Congress adjourns.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) indicated to the press that the Senate would work on the Clean Energy Jobs & Oil

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Time Running Out on Congressional Energy Action for Home Star and Extension of Energy Efficient Homes Tax Credit

August 24th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Legislation, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - August 2010

Congress recessed for its August vacation not dealing with a number of key energy initiatives.  The Home Star retrofit program was authorized by the U.S. House of Representatives but was not passed by the U.S. Senate before they recessed.  The extension of the energy efficient homes $2,000 tax credit was included in separate legislation passed

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