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Welcome to RESNET 2.0

May 5th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under What's New at RESNET

RESNET’s web site has been updated. The web site has been redesigned to serve as a portal for consumers, home builders, contractors, energy raters and energy auditors to building performance. The web site has two entries. The home page is aimed at providing consumers with information on building performance, RESNET, home energy ratings and energy

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Home Star Program Gaining Momentum in Congress

May 5th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under What's New at RESNET

The Home Star retrofit program is beginning to move its way through Congress.  On April 15, 2010 the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010 (H.R. 5019) by a vote of 30 to 17.   The House leadership did not announce when the proposed legislation to the floor for

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Number of Homes Qualifying for the Federal Energy Efficient Homes Tax Credit Increases

May 5th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under What's New at RESNET

While the housing market continues to dip, the number of homes qualifying for the $2,000 federal tax credit for energy efficient homes is growing. In 2009, the number of homes verified as meeting the tax credit performance of 50% above code was 37,506. According to U.S. Census data, 10% all of the homes sold in

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Despite Downturn in the U.S. Housing Market, the Number of Homes Rated Increased in 2009

May 5th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under What's New at RESNET

The U.S. housing market is suffering one if its worse economic downturns in history.  In 2009, 374,000 new homes were sold, down from the 485,000 in 2008.  Despite this economic downturn in the construction, the number of homes rated through the RESNET standards has increased. In 2009 116,283 homes were rated, a jump from 2008,

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