PHII Online Weatherization Training
NewsThirty New Energy Auditors Trained Through Professional Home Inspection Institute
Throughout the month of January, thirty employees of local electric cooperatives will be trained to provide energy audits to their customers. These new auditors will complete four online training courses, finishing their certification with a full day field lab. The training is being provided by Professional Home Inspection Institute, one of the nation’s premiere home inspection and energy audit training companies.
Additional Consumer Rebates Proposed
In a early December speech, President Obama proposed legislation that would offer rebates to consumer who improve the efficiency of their homes. Often referred to as Cash for Caulkers, the plan will likely create a new program where private contractors conduct home energy audits, buy the necessary gear and install it, according to a staffer on the Senate Energy Committee and Nadel at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
Rebates for ENERGY STAR Appliances
In late 2009 or early 2010, your customers can receive rebates to purchase new ENERGY STAR-qualified appliances when you replace your used appliances.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009
On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed a stimulus bill (The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) that made some significant changes to the energy efficiency tax credits. Click on the link above for additional information.
Solar Panels for Do-It-Yourselfers
As technology improves, the installation of solar panels is rapidly becoming a Do-It-Yourself project. Large home improvement retailers are beginning to stock solar panels for this emerging market.
CA Target's TVs as the State Attempts to Save Energy
California considers mandatory TV efficiency standards to reduce electricity usage in the state. Regulators are proposing changes to be phased in between 2011-2013.
2009 National Weatherization Training Conference
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth in Indianapolis, IN. If you missed us, please click on the link for photos and event details.