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RESNET to Host Webinar on Appraisal Institute’s Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum – Friday, May 16, 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 by appraisers. Through an agreement between [...]

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US Senate Introduces Energy-Efficiency Tax Credit Bill

A new bill proposing the creation of a performance-based whole-house retrofit tax credit has been introduced in the Senate. The legislation is intended to boost energy efficiency in government, in industry, and in commercial, multifamily and residential buildings which account for more than 40 percent of energy consumption in the United States. A recent McKinsey study concluded that maximizing [...]

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Energy Star Webinars – 2014

  Title Date and time Overview Target Audience Cost-effective Strategies for Building ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Thursday, April 24th, 2014; 2:00 p.m.-2:45p.m. ET The ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Program covers more details than ever before. As a result, some partners have been overcome by ‘analysis paralysis’. This webinar will help by clearly explaining the requirements [...]

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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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