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Home Star Update

Fri, 2010-06-25 15:25

Here’s the latest update from the National Save Energy Coalition on Home Star:

Pivotal Week for Climate & Energy – Last week, Democratic Senators met to discuss their options for climate and energy legislation this year. After presentations on their respective proposals

Climate Bill Released & Home Star Lobby Day

Thu, 2010-05-13 09:16

Here's the latest update from the National Save Energy Coalition.

Final Push in House for Home Star

Thu, 2010-05-06 08:20

From the National Save Energy Coalition:

1. Home Star – Call Your Rep Today! One day remains before the House votes on their version of Home Star legislation, H.R. 5019. Significant bi-partisan support for Home Star in the House is crucial to prove to the Senate that there is massive support behind Home Star and that they must move quickly to pass it.

Call Today! Home Star Vote on Thursday

Thu, 2010-05-06 08:16

From The National Save Energy Coalition:

The House will vote on their Home Star bill (H.R. 5019) this Thursday, May 6, and we need your help to ensure its passage. Significant bi-partisan support for Home Star in the House is crucial to prove to the Senate that there is massive support behind Home Star and that they must move quickly to pass it. We need you to call your Representatives today (Democrat AND Republican) – urge them to vote for the Home Star bill H.R. 5019!

House to Release Home Star Bill

Tue, 2010-04-13 14:40

National Save Energy CoalitionHere's the latest from the National Save Energy Coaltion.  Pat Roche is calling the energy auditor and energy efficiency industry to action to ensure that the Home Star bill and other energy efficiency measures get attention and actually make it through Congress. 

New Windows: Are They Worth It?

Mon, 2010-04-05 09:21

Here’s the pitch:

“Your old, leaky windows are sucking heat and energy out of your house. Keeping those ancient money hogs is like throwing your hard-earned dollars in the trash. Install shiny, new, energy-efficient units in your walls, and all your energy bill will be slashed in half.”

This message is conveyed to us in commercials, magazine articles, political speeches, and by that guy in the home improvement store.

The Myth of High Efficiency Furnaces

Fri, 2010-04-02 13:12

Green Myths Debunked is an interesting CNN feature. While I don't agree with all of the myths (there's one that says that urban trees create pollution), I think that number 15, eco-friendly heating, hits the nail on the head.

Obama Pitches Home Star & Outlook for "Cap-and-Trade"

Wed, 2010-03-03 16:47

This posting is an email notification from The National SAVE Energy Coalition:





Location Efficient Mortgages - LEMs

Wed, 2010-03-03 11:46

I came across this idea yesterday while looking at the green legislation currently in congress. The Location Efficient Mortgage® (LEM) is a mortgage that helps people become homeowners in location-efficient communities. These are convenient neighborhoods in which residents can walk from their homes to stores, schools, recreation, and public transportation. People who live in location-efficient communities have less need to drive, which allows them to save money and improves the environment for everyone. 

Top 10 Pieces of Green Building Legislation in the 111th Congress (House)

Tue, 2010-03-02 15:54

Here are the top ten pieces of green building legislation in the house right now.  It is unknown how many of these will become law but it is very encouraging that Congress is thinking about green building. There are big and small programs listed below and all of them can make an impact on our future quality of life. Leave a comment for which act you find the most interesting.  Next, I'll post the top ten for the Senate.

PUBLIC LAW: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

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