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Update on the Federal 45L Tax Credit

The federal 45L tax credit provides builders a $2,000 tax credit for building and selling energy-efficient homes. The credit had expired on December 31, 2017.As part of the last-minute Congressional – White House deal on keeping the government running, Congress has...

Why do builders choose to build HERS-rated homes?

According to RESNET, as they interviewed builders for their HERS-spotlight each month, they found that featuring the use of the HERS Index Score by comparing it to a car’s MPG, helped consumers better understand the energy costs of a home.  This allows the home buyer...

Freddie Mac Study finds HERS Rated Homes sell for more

A new study conducted by Freddie Mac found that homes that were HERS rated sold on an average 2.7% more than comparable unrated homes. In addition, homes that received lower HERS Index Scores sold for 3 – 5% more than homes with higher HERS Index Scores. The study...

Energy Vampires

Latest News & Upcoming Events Upcoming Events Nov 2019 Lunch and Learn Commercial IECC COMcheck Review – Envelopes, Mechanical, Lighting Offered to builders, developers, building officials, architects, engineers, HVAC professionals and all subcontractors working...

2 Interpretations of the MINHERS 2019-004

  Interpretation MINHERS 2019-004 Conflicts of Standard 301 with RESNET Standards of Practice: The Interpretation Request (IR) sought clarification of whether Standard ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301-xxxx supersedes the RESNET Standards of Practice when statements or...

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