- I am a BUILDING PROFESSIONAL
- I am a CONSUMER
Energy Audit / Home Performance
|Sphere||Type||Sectors||Focus||Req'd Cert||Rec Cert||Start Date|
Home Star 1
|Federal||Building Science||Residential||Energy Efficiency||RESNET, BPI||N/A||Senate App.|
|EEMs 2||Federal||Energy Auditing||Residential||Energy & Renewables||HERS or Energy Cons||N/A||Late 1970s|
|Utility Rebates 3||Utility||Building Science||Home & Business||Energy & Renewables||HERS, RESNET, BPI, =||By Utility||1980s by Utility|
|CA Ab411 / Co'ty 4||State||Energy Auditing||Home & Business||Energy / H2O / Renewables||N/A||HERS 2||2010 / Placer Co.|
|NV "AB811" 5||State||Energy Auditing||Home & Business||Energy & Renewables||?||?||2010|
|NV SB437 6||State||Buildling Science||Home Time-Sale||Energy Efficiency||Undecided||Undecided||Jan 1, 2011|
|SAP / Chico Study 7||Pilot||Energy Auditing||Residential||Energy & Renewables||Audit Training||Audit Training||Developing|
|Tax Credits 8||Federal||Direct Purchase||Home & Business||Energy & Renewables||Qualifying Measures||Qualifying Measures||Jan 1, 2009|
1 - Home Star / Still needs to pass the Senate.
2 - EEM stands for Energy-Efficient Mortgage where you can add up to $8,000 to your home loan for EE and solar measures.
3 - Utility Rebate - varies by utility; check your local utility for both energy and water efficiency as well as solar rebates.
4 - AB811 approved by the state of CA for use by Counties, etc. to provide financing for EE, WE, & RE measures through your property taxes.
5 - NV "AB811" type legislation intended to act like the CA AB811 property tax EE, WE, & RE funding initiative.
6 - NV's SB 437 - Energy Audit at time-of-sale mandate inteded to help the buyer determine the types of energy-efficiency improvements.
7 - The SAP / Chico study suggests that building occupants monitor their energy use w/instant feedback to motivate to save energy.
8 - The Federal Gov't is currently providing significant Tax Credits for building energy efficiency improvements as well as solar systmes (30%).