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HERS – The MPG Equivalent for New Homes

by Christina Birchfield, Green Builder Magazine 09, Volume 8 Issue 9, September 2013 Mortgage lenders have long known that energy costs are an important factor in home affordability. Back in the early 80s, the concept used to be known as PITI+E, i.e. Principal, Interest, Taxes and Insurance plus Energy costs. High-energy costs easily undermined home [...]

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Appraisal Institute’s Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum Now Available as Home Energy Rating Report

From Steve Baden, April 14, 2014: The Appraisal Institute has developed the Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum. The Appraisal Institute’s Green Addendum is the first residential green and energy efficient appraisal report addendum developed by appraisers, for use by appraisers.  The Appraisal Institute Green Addendum provides items of high performance house features for consideration [...]

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April 28, 2014: Deadline for Input on Options for Improving HERS

  RESNET would like to solicit your input on the options for improving the national consistency of the HERS Index Score. Across the nation the RESNET HERS Index Score is fast becoming a mainstream in the housing market.  Homebuilders are having their homes energy rated and marketing the HERS Index Score of their homes, Multiple [...]

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US Legislation Introduced for Whole House Retrofit Tax Credit

  Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate to create a performance based whole house tax credit for homeowners who improve the energy performance of their existing homes.  The legislation, “Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives Act’’ (S. 2189) was introduced by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Dianne Feinstein  (D-CA) and Brian Schatz  (D-HI). The credit offers [...]

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2013 Governor’s Energy Development Summit Registration

  The 2014 Governor’s Energy Development Summit is just around the corner! It will be held on June 3-4, 2014 at the Salt Palace Convention Center.  This year we will feature a full day conference with breakout panel sessions and keynote speakers, along with an evening reception and networking event the night before, all of [...]

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DOE ‘Challenge Home’ Webinars

  Below is a list of webinars offered by the U.S. Department of Energy Challenge Home Program. This program, which builds on the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Program, represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability. For more information about the DOE Challenge Home Program, visit [...]

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Energy Star Webinars – 2014

  Title Date and time Overview Target Audience Working with ENERGY STAR as a Habitat Affiliate Tuesday, April 15th, 2014; 1:00 p.m.-1:45p.m. ET Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the country are successfully partnering with the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Program. This session will talk about key ways that affiliates benefit from building ENERGY STAR certified [...]

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Putting the Efficient into an Energy Efficient Home

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 Energy efficient homes are becoming increasingly popular as consumers begin to understand the benefits of owning one. But what exactly goes into the construction of an energy efficient home and how can you find one? In this edition of the RESNET SmartHome Newsletter, we’ll talk about what RESNET EnergySmart Builders are [...]

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