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Proposed RESNET Amendment

RESNET is Accepting Comments on Proposed Standard Amendment on HERS Index Size Adjustment Factors – BSR/RESNET/ICC 301-2014 Addendum E-201x, Draft PDS-03 Deadline for Submitting Comments is June 11, 2017 In the past there have been concerns expressed that it was more difficult for smaller sized homes to achieve lower HERS Index scores than it is […]

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Mother’s Day Energy Tips

  Forget to get mom a Mother’s Day gift? It’s not too late. Surprise her by actually following the house rules! 20 moms were polled across the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and asked for tips they’re using at home to help raise the next generation of clean energy advocates (i.e. you). […]

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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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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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