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RESNET® Outlines Energy Efficient Tax Credit Changes in TBD

Feb 28, 2024

Recently in The Builder’s Daily, RESNET Programs Director Ryan Meres outlines some changes to the available tax credits in the article, “Energy Efficient Tax Credit Changes are Coming: Ready or Not?”

The article begins: “It’s time for builders to start preparing for upcoming changes to the new energy-efficient home tax credits. The Inflation Reduction Act extended the 45L tax credits through 2032 and increased the amount of up to $5,000 per home. A key change to the tax credits requires homes to be certified under the U.S. EPA’s Energy Star New Homes program or the U.S. DOE’s Zero Energy Ready Home program (ZERH).”

Ryan notes the timing considerations builders must take into account, and summarizes the highlights of Energy Star for Residential New Homes Program v3.2 and the Zero Energy Ready Home Program v2. To ensure their homes will comply with the new requirements, builders need to work with their energy raters and get ahead of possible design changes that might be necessary.

In 2020, the EPA recognized RESNET as the first ENERGY STAR Home Certification Organization. In 2023, RESNET became a DOE-approved HCO, for ZERH, nationally, offering home certification through our network of thousands of certified HERS® Raters.

Read the complete article at https://www.thebuildersdaily.com/energy-efficient-tax-credit-changes-are-coming-ready-or-not/

For more information on the 45L tax credits, visit https://www.resnet.us/about/45l-tax-credit-for-energy-efficient-homes-extended-and-improved/