Home Star

The Home Star Act of 2010 was a two-year federal program that would have provided direct consumer incentives for residential energy efficiency retrofits.

Urgent Update on Home Star!

Wed, 2010-07-07 15:56

Efficiency First has posted a crucial update on the proposed Home Star Bill (also known as 'Cash for Caulkers') to its website at http://www.efficiencyfirst.org/home-star. The proposed program would bring $6 billion to the energy efficiency and residential contracting industries.

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

Homestar Energy Retrofit Update

Fri, 2010-06-18 09:57

Here's the latest update from the National Save Energy coalition:

1. Obama Calls for Clean Energy Bill – In an Oval Office address to the nation last night regarding the on-going Gulf Oil spill, President Obama declared the need for a new national energy policy. He acknowledged that such a policy will have costs but stressed that “we can’t afford not to change how we produce and use energy – because the long-term costs to our economy, our national security, and our environment are far greater.” While the President did not present a specific platform for such an energy policy, he did offer numerous options for inclusion. In the coming weeks, the President will meet with leaders of both parties to discuss these options.

Home Star Update

Thu, 2010-05-27 14:16

Here’s the latest update from the National Save Energy Coalition.  The Home Star bill is now in the Senate and will hopefully be approved soon without major revisions. Once approved it will take a few months for the department of energy to work out the implementation so I am hopefull that we will see the program roll out by early-mid Fall time frame.

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. 

Home Star Updates & Webinar Available

Fri, 2010-03-26 09:08

Here is the latest update for the Home Star program from the National Save Energy Coalition.

Call to Action TODAY for Home Star

Wed, 2010-03-10 14:45

The National Save Energy Coalition put out this call to action for Home Star today.  Read below for updates on the Home Star program as it works it's way through Congress.  If you have time, your support would be appreciated.  


1. Goal: 500 Calls to Senators for Home Star!

2. House and Senate Home Star Hearings

BPI Included in Draft 'HOME STAR Act of 2010' Legislation

Thu, 2010-03-04 14:47

BPI Certification

Malta, NY, March 3, 2010- The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI), a nationally recognized standards development and contractor credentialing organization for residential energy efficiency retrofit work, is pleased to announce that its personnel certification and company accreditation credentials-along with many of its national technical standards-are cited in draft legislation for the 'Home Star Act of 2010.'