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House Approves Tax Extenders Bill

  By a wide bipartisan 378-46 margin, the House last night approved H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act, which will renew scores of temporary tax provisions known as “tax extenders” that expired this year, including several of interest to the housing community. The one-year retroactive renewal is through 2014 and dates back to Jan. […]

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Energy Star Webinars – 2014

  Title Date and time Overview Stepping up from the HERS Index to ENERGY STAR Wednesday, December 17, 2014; 3:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m. EST 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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Don’t Delay! CAZ Deadline This Month!

Remember that the CAZ testing deadline is December 31, 2014.  If raters have not taken the tests by this date, they will be suspended by their Rating Quality Assurance Providers.  Raters will remain under suspension until the tests are taken and scores reported to their providers.

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Using Building Science to Shave HERS Scores

Congratulations to David Weekley Homes!  They were highlighted in greenbuildermedia.com: Posted by Hilary Daninhirsch Sep 29, 2014 10:55:08 AM BUILDING HOMES IN accordance with RESNET standards is all in a day’s work for David Weekley Homes, whose corporate offices are in Houston. The company joined the green building revolution by connecting with Environments for Living […]

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Want to save big this holiday season? Winterize your home the right way

  By Jeff Wuorio For Deseret News National Published: Wednesday, Nov. 26 2014 6:00 a.m. MST Mention winterizing a house to most homeowners and the knee jerk responses are bound to begin flying: Time consuming, expensive, unnecessary. Tackling the last comment first, it’s true that energy takes a smaller bite out of most homeowners’ budgets […]

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Five Ways to Insulate Your Windows This Winter

While looking into the best way to insulate our drafty windows this winter (apart from replacing them), we put together this mini-guide of solutions we found so far, including the pros and cons of everything from layered curtains to shrink-wrap film.  Rubber Weather Sealing: You can buy strips of self-stick rubber weather sealing at a […]

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ENERGY STAR Interim Policy Update

On August 20th, 2014, ENERGY STAR sent an email with policy revisions to resolve several issues, the outcome of which can be used immediately even though the revisions won’t be formally incorporated into the Inspection Checklists until the release of Rev. 08. Since that time, they have fine-tuned the policy language addressed in Policy Record […]

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Webinars

Title Date and time Overview ZERH: Sales and Value Recognition of Zero Energy Ready Homes Thursday, December 18, 2014; 12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m. EST Net Zero Energy properties have unique, high-performance features that should be prominently presented during the listing and sales process. However, these features also present challenges for appraisers and lenders: Lenders are challenged […]

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