19 Oct '11, 4pm

RESNET Adopts Revised Procedures for Certifying Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credits

RESNET Adopts Revised Procedures for Certifying Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credits

Since the incepti on of the federal tax credit for new energy efficient homes, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Internal Revenue Service has recognized RESNET publication 2006-001 “Procedures for Certifying Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credits for New Homes” for energy modeling software programs to calculate compliance for the credit. There has emerged a need for a process of accrediting modeling software that can be used to calculate savings for an existing home without producing a HERS Index score. Such a standard could be used for tax credits and other incentives for comprehensive upgrades to existing homes. The RESNET Board of Directors created a RESNET Energy Audit Software Task Force whose mission was to come up with a suite of software tests for comprehensive energy audits of existing homes that does not involve the production of a HERS Index. It is RESNET...

Full article: http://www.resnet.us/blog/resnet-adopts-revised-procedure...

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