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2011 RESNET Building Performance Conference to Offer Comprehensive Retrofit Track

December 21st, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Conference, Recovery Through Retrofit, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - December 2010

A special feature of the 2011 RESNET Building Performance Conference will be a Comprehensive Retrofit Track. The track has been put together by the Building Performance Institute, Efficiency First, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, and Affordable Comfort. Sessions that are being offered at the Comprehensive Retrofit Track are: Combustion Safety: Do No Harm Presenter: Joe

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Obama Administration’s New “Recovery Through Retrofit” Program to be Featured at the 2011 RESNET Building Performance Conference

December 21st, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Conference, Hot Topics, Legislation, Recovery Through Retrofit, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - December 2010

On November 9, 2010, Vice President Joe Biden announced the new Recovery Through Retrofit Program. The program has the following key features: New Home Energy Score survey for existing homes New FHA PowerSaver loan program to finance energy upgrades through the mortgage loan New Workforce Guidelines for home energy upgrades The 2011 RESNET Building Performance

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Obama Administration’s New “Recovery Through Retrofit” Program to be Featured at the 2011 RESNET Building Performance Conference

November 23rd, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Conference, Recovery Through Retrofit

On November 9, 2010, Vice President Joe Biden announced the new Recovery Through Retrofit Program. The program has the following key features: New Home Energy Score survey for existing homes New FHA PowerSaver loan program to finance energy upgrades through the mortgage loan New Workforce Guidelines for home energy upgrades The 2011 RESNET Building Performance

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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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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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When Selling Energy Efficiency, Don’t Say ‘Retrofit,’ Say ‘Upgrade’

October 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, Job Opportunities, Recovery Through Retrofit, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - October 2010

The New York Times reported that according to a recent study conducted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that the truisms of “Give the people what they want,” “Know your customer,”and “Make it easy to do the right thing” works. For starters, the researchers said, don’t offer “audits” or “retrofits” — customers shy away from

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