RESBlog - Tagged ‘Energy Efficiency’

Bi-Partisan Legislation Introduced in Congress to Improve the Energy Performance of Existing Homes

May 28th, 2013 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

Congressmen David B. McKinley (R-WV) and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at spurring energy efficiency investments in residential buildings and creating construction jobs.  The bill, “The Home Owner Managing Energy Savings Act” HOMES Act) would provide rebates to homeowners who invest in energy efficiency improvements.  Homeowners who demonstrate a 20 percent energy savings

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Homebuilders Association of Lexington Becomes First Homebuilder Association to Make the RESNET HERS Index Commitment

May 9th, 2012 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News

RESNET has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Homebuilders Association of Lexington. The MOU is the first with a homebuilders association in the nation. In the MOU the Kentucky builder association commits all of their builder members to have all of their homes energy rated and market their homes’ HERS Index Score.

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Certifying Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credits – RESNET Adopts Revised Procedures

October 18th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under Hot News

Since the inception of the federal tax credit for new energy efficient homes, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Internal Revenue Service has recognized RESNET publication 2006-001 “Procedures for Certifying Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credits for New Homes” for energy modeling software programs to calculate compliance for the credit. There has emerged a need

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RESNET and Dow Building Solutions Team Up to Improve the Energy Performance of Homes

September 21st, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes - September 2011

Dow Building Solutions and RESNET today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote improved home energy performance in the United States. The two companies strive to accomplish this goal by encouraging building industry professionals to become trained and certified as RESNET EnergySmart Contractors or Builders. RESNET is an independent, non-profit organization that was founded

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September 2011: Momentum Growing for RESNET HERS Index – New State and Regional Builders Making Commitment to Marketing their Homes’ HERS Index

September 21st, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes - September 2011

An increasing number of builders are taking advantage of the RESNET HERS Index.  Over the past month, builders in states ranging from North Carolina to Washington have entered into Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with RESNET.  In the MOUs, the builders commit to having their homes energy rated by a certified RESNET rater and marketing their

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RESNET and Masco Contractor Services and Masco Home Services Teams Up to Improve the Energy Performance of Existing Homes

September 21st, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes - September 2011

Masco Contractor Services and Masco Home Services have agreed to work with RESNET to promote the improvement of home energy performance in the U.S. Masco Contractor Services and Masco Home Services will accomplish this goal through urging its contractors to become trained and certified as RESNET Energy Smart Contractors. The two companies will also recruit

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RESNET’s New Net Zero Energy Office

September 21st, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes - September 2011

Practicing what it preaches, RESNET has moved into a new Oceanside, California headquarters in a net zero energy office building.  The office is part of a 10,000 square foot professional office building that is powered by 175 photovoltaic panels.  The solar system provides 200 kilowatts of electricity a day, enough to power the building and feed

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