Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Stimulate My Home!

Stimulus Bill Increases Rewards for Energy-efficient Remodeling

Green Building Elements article points the way to access to the Stimulus.
The government wants to stimulate the economy by giving back a 30 percent tax credit for homeowners who install energy-efficient windows, insulation or heating systems in 2009 and 2010. (Tax credits apply to installation costs of heating and cooling equipment, but not to the installation costs of windows, insulation and other improvements to the building shell.)

Still, it's the unsexy improvements that have the biggest impact on home energy efficiency.
  • Insulation - Bio-based insulation is a renewable resource and is available.
  • High-efficiency Windows- the key to keeping your home the right temperature and for using your energy efficiently. The Energy Star program by the government is a great source of information on high-efficiency windows.
  • Low VOC Paint - reduces toxins and benefit everyone, including those with allergies and sensitive to chemicals.
See the article at:
Stimulate My Home! : Green Building Elements
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