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 listed below.

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

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 your project.

Energy Star - Energy Efficient Mortgages

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 Energy Code.

California Solar Initiative

This program gives incentives toward existing homes and all type of nonresidential projects that include the installation of a photovoltaic system.


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