Home Star Legislation is going to the House Floor

May 4th, 2010

The Home Star Legislation is going to the House floor this Thursday, May 6.  Home Star is said to create jobs for Americans and provide incentives for home energy efficiency improvements.  Here is what you can do to help ensure our members of congress vote for the Home Star program:

  • Call or write to the Senators from your state and your local Congressional Representative (Go to www.senate.gov or www.house.gov to get phone and address information, or if you need to look up your members by zip code.)
  • Write a letter to your local newspaper
  • Find out more at www.efficiencyfirst.org/take-action
  • If you would like to become more engaged in efforts to pass Home Star on Capitol Hill, please contact Efficiency First’s legislative representative Kara Saul Rinaldi at kara@efficiencyfirst.org

State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program

April 23rd, 2010

With the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the federal government has made money available for the new state run appliance rebate program.  The rebates are for old refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers, room air conditioners and water heaters.  To learn more about your state program, click on http://www.energysavers.gov/financial/70022.html

The HOME STAR Energy Retrofit Act of 2010

April 21st, 2010

HOME STAR Energy Retrofit Act of 2010 is newly proposed legislation that would provide $6 billion dollars of incentives to the American people in hopes of generating an estimated three million home modifications, tens of thousands of jobs, and to strengthen the American economy. 

 HOME STAR is anticipated to create jobs in existing industries by providing strong short term incentives for energy efficiency enhancements in residential homes or buildings.  This initiative encourages direct consumer investment in energy efficient appliances, building mechanical systems and insulation, and home energy efficiency improvements. 

 On Thursday, April 15th the House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved the bipartisan HOME STAR Energy Retrofit Act of 2010 by a vote of 30-17 (HR 5019).

Home Energy Audit Blog

April 15th, 2010

Welcome to the AHIT Energy Audit blog!  This blog is designed to keep you up to date with what is going on in world of energy auditing.  With the new Home Star Retrofit Act of 2010, weatherization stimulus funding, Energy Star Rebates, legislation to require energy audits during the real estate transaction and much more, there is a lot to talk about.