As Energy Consultants we can sit down with you and help
plan your projects so you get the most that you can. As a HERS Rater
we can see your project to completion and help insure that all program
rules are met and you have a better product. Feel free to contact us
if you have questions about any programs out there, including ones not
IRS Federal Tax Credit for Homeowners
There are many home improvement ideas that can get you money off
your taxes. Be aware, as homeowners, that we can help your home improvement
project too. We can provide documentation that is needed by the local
building dept to permit your project and we can advise you on the
cost effectiveness of you ideas.
IRS Federal Tax Credit for Builders
Builders that file taxes using a 990T or 3800 (IRS Tax Forms), and
are building homes that are 50% better than the 2003 IECC (International
Energy Conservation Code) can get a $2000 reduction on their taxes.
This is a reduction in taxes, not taxable income, so this credit is
worth more than $2000 depending on your current tax bracket.
It may sound like a lot, but 50% better than the IECC is only about
15-20% better than the California Energy Code. We can provide you
with all the documentation you need for this credit.
Utility incentives range from changing out an appliance
to new construction projects. Regardless of your project, don't forget
to ask if there are incentives for your project. It may just help improve
Energy Star - Energy Efficient
EEMs (Energy Efficient Mortgage) are going to get more popular as
time goes on. Basically, the mortgage lender will allow you to use
more of your income toward the mortgage based on the efficiency of
the home. If you're not going to need the money for the utility costs,
why not use it for a better home...
That's what this program does. You build a home at least 15% above
the California Energy Code and the buyer qualifies for more home with
less expected utility costs annually. We can help with documentation
and planning for such projects.
EEMs for new & existing homes are also available under HUD/FHA,
Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac.
New Solar Homes Partnership
This program gives incentives toward new homes being
built with photovoltaic systems to offset the annual utility costs of
the home. The home itself will be more efficient considering a program
requirement that the home must be at least 15% better than the California
California Solar Initiative
This program gives incentives toward existing homes
and all type of nonresidential projects that include the installation
of a photovoltaic system.