RESBlog - Tagged ‘home star’

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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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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BPI Training Affiliates Offering Rater Training Module on Combustion Safety Testing and Preparing a Work Order

July 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Auditor Information, Rater Information, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - July 2010

RESNET has entered into an agreement with BPI  to recognize their RESNET Rater supplemental Training Module for raters to be certified to conduct combustion testing and preparation of a work order. The Home Star legislation creates a path for RESNET certified Raters and BPI Building Analysts to conduct the required energy audit, testing, calculation of

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Washington Update – Home Star Has New Lease on Life

July 27th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Legislation, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - July 2010

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has announced that he will be offering a pared down energy bill as early as this week that has an opportunity to pass before Congress adjourns.  The proposed legislation would include the Home Star Program. The bill does not address climate change and is stripped down to three components:

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Home Star Legislation Continues to Make Progress in Congress – Provision Added for Tax Credit for Reducing HERS Index

June 28th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, Legislation, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - June 2010

The U.S. House of Representatives based an authorization bill for Home Star in early May 2010.  On May 25th, the Senate version of the legislation was referred to the Senate Finance Committee, which has not acted on the legislation.  Before the legislation can be signed into law by the President, the Senate must pass its

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Home Star Legislation Gaining Momentum in Congress – Passes House

June 15th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, Job Opportunities, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - May 2010

On May 6, 2010 the Home Star legislation cleared an important hurdle, when the House passed the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010 by a vote of 246 to 161.  The bill that passed the House is an authorization bill which does not include funding for the program.  This means that in order for

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