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Making ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Electric Vehicle Ready

Webinar on May 17, 2017 On December 27, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its first-ever ENERGY STAR specification for electric vehicle chargers. Part of EPA’s effort moving forward will be to work with the EV industry to sell ENERGY STAR certified electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), as well as the marketplace to encourage […]

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Five Partners Collaborate in Industry-Wide Survey

Last fall, with generous support from E4TheFuture, The Home Performance Coalition collaborated with Building Performance Institute (BPI), Efficiency First (EF), Home Energy Magazine and Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) to conduct an industry-wide survey. The survey was conducted by a third party, Acadia Consulting Group to ensure anonymity in responses. Here you will find the summary of the results. Some highlights include: […]

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RESNET Adopts Standard Interpretation on Calculating the Energy Performance of Clothes Dryers

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) amended the clothes dryer performance test procedures (10 CFR Parts 429 and 430) to stipulate the Combined Energy Factor (CEF) as the efficiency metric effective September 13, 2013. The CEF includes the active drying cycle energy as well as energy consumed during Stand-by and Off modes. Due to the […]

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Expiring Rebates in 2016

At the end of 2016, the clock runs out on several federal tax credits for homeowners who made energy upgrades during the year. A tax credit reduces the amount of tax owed, so it’s different from a tax deduction, rebate, or refund. Use Energy Saver’s reference list below to see if you are eligible for qualifying credits when […]

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Changes to UT WattSmart New Homes Program

Rocky Mountain Power has received approval from the Utah Public Services Commission  to make updates to incentives, equipment, and qualifications associated with the wattsmart New Homes residential efficiency program. These changes will be effective Thursday, December 1, 2016 and may affect your participation in the program. Key changes to note include: All participating builders must […]

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