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Guide to Federal Tax Incentives for Residential Geothermal Heat Pumps

A guide to federal tax incentives for residential geothermal heat pumps including: eligibility terms, tax credit amounts, maximum caps, effects on the tax basis on a house, how to claim credits and examples.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: ClimateMaster




Boost Your Home Energy Efficiency with Insulated Vinyl Siding

Whether your renovating a house you've loved for years, or making your dream home come to life, vinyl siding should be a part of your plans. In addition to offering an array of beautiful colors and textures, insulated vinyl siding delivers eco-friendly benefits to help make your home green.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Ply Gem




High Performance Homes, No More Cost

This Best Practices document will provide many new real-world strategies and approaches to building a better high performance home without additional cost.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: EEBA


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Mercedes-Benz Launches Home Energy Storage System

This is Mercedes-Benz Energy's first collaboration with a U.S. solar provider, bringing its premium, high-performance, road-tested technology for home

Appraisers Have Improved Tool to Aid Valuation of Green Home Features

The objective of this Addendum is to standardize the communication of the high performance features of residential properties.

5 Ways to Reduce Energy Bills By Investing in Home Solar

While a solar power investment aligns homeowners with the popular green energy movement, there are also solid financial reasons to invest in solar.

Make Every Day Earth Day: Take the LED Pledge

It’s a simple purchase you can make for $5 or less that’ll pay big dividends for the environment.

Smart Home Devices Struggle to Go Mainstream (Infographic)

PwC says the internet of things (IoT) is set to transform—and disrupt—the way we live.

Solar PPAs Offer Free Energy with No Upfront Costs

Besides saving money, homeowners with a medium size house can expect to remove approximately 9,200 pounds of toxic pollution each year.

Solar Installation Expected to Pay Off in 5 Years

Seeming to float in midair, the system is cantilevered off a 30-foot-high retaining wall and hidden by an infinity pool overlooking downtown Los Angeles.

Attractive Panels Deliver Solar Flair

Not only was first-gen solar ugly, the real estate industry beat up homes that had it, actually dinging sale and appraisal values.

Production Home Builder Targets Green Building to Buyer Understanding

Offering a home that exceeds the minimum standard, no matter how stringent that might be, is one way a builder a can differentiate itself in a competitive marketplace.

Tips For Financing a Residential Solar System (video)

After you’ve made the decision to go solar, the next step is figuring out how to pay for it.

Veterans housing gets solar water heater system

The Six received LEED Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its many sustainable features, including a 16-collector solar hot water system.

Is a tank or tankless water heater right for your home?

With changes in the efficiency regulations for home water heaters, more people are considering a tankless water heater.

Award-winning net zero energy home heats and cools with geothermal system

When Carl Benker and his wife, Elizabeth Wegner, designed their first home, the couple never intended to win contests or awards.

Grab bag o’ .gov goodness for green home tax incentives

If you’re building or renovating green, or are even thinking about it, there are some big tax incentives for you.

Geothermal gains ground in residential construction

Enthusiasm for geothermal heating and cooling is gaining ground among builders, contractors and homebuyers alike.


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Government rebates and tax credits -- including Energy Star Rebates -- offer homeowners and builders great incentives for creating more energy efficient homes. Get the latest news and information about residential energy rebates and tax credits.

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