The Contractor Bonus Bucks Sweepstakes was a huge success with multiple contractors submitting Online Rebate Applications for the very first time and other submitting more than they ever have before! We would like to congratulate the four winners:
Rick Montgomery – Boise District
Rod Goodman – Nampa District
Larry Featherston – Twin Falls/Hailey District
Cody Stormbaugh – Pocatello District
*There were no submissions from the Idaho Falls District*
2019 RESNET Annual Report
2.7 million HERS rated homes and counting!
Is your home HERS rated? How many homes were HERS rated in 2019? The average HERS score was what?! Do HERS rated homes sell for more? Learn more here!
Number of Homes HERS® Rated Grows in First Half of 2020
Despite the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and a faltering economy, the demand for HERS grew steadily in the first half of 2020. Read the full report.
Congress Extends Federal Energy Efficient Homes Tax Credit thru 2020!
The federal 45L tax credit provides builders a $2,000 tax credit for building and selling energy efficient homes. The credit had expired on December 31, 2017.
As part of the Congressional – White House deal on keeping the government running, Congress has passed and the President has signed legislation that extends the tax credit from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2020. This means a retroactive extension to 2018 and a forward extension through 2020.
This was a straight extension with no modifications to the credit provisions and requirements.
Intermountain Gas Company Earns 2020 ENERGY STAR® Market Leader Award
Intermountain Gas Company is proud to announce it has received the ENERGY STAR®Market Leader Award for the second consecutive year for its outstanding efforts to promote energy efficient construction and help homebuyers experience the peace of mind, quality, comfort, and value that comes with living in an ENERGY STAR certified home or apartment.
For a complete list of 2020 ENERGY STAR®Market Leader Award winners, visit the ENERGY STAR award page.
Four Misunderstood Facts About ENERGY STAR Homes
There are times when ENERGY STAR program requirements are misunderstood. Overestimating the level of upgrades needed to qualify is a common problem. Here are four facts about the ENERGY STAR program that might make it an easier lift than you think.
Grow Your Skills and Knowledge
Sharpen your skills, get certified, or increase your knowledge through upcoming HVACR education and training events. You can get a full list of upcoming industry events here.
Intermountain Gas Company Earns 2019 ENERGY STAR® Market Leader Award
- Intermountain Gas Company is proud to announce it has received the 2019 ENERGY STAR®Market Leader Award for its outstanding efforts to promote energy efficient construction and help homebuyers experience the peace of mind, quality, comfort, and value that comes with living in an ENERGY STAR certified home or apartment.
- This award is a strong indication of the construction trends of the future and the high emphasis that will be placed on energy efficient building practices.