BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director David Foster sent this letter to members of Congress urging them to pass the HOME STAR Energy Retrofit Act of 2010.
According to the letter, “Providing consumers and businesses with incentives to lower their energy bills through efficiency gains will create jobs while saving people money. HOME STAR would establish a rebate program for consumers to invest in energy-efficient appliances, building mechanical systems and insulation, as well as whole-home energy efficiency retrofits. HOME STAR includes quality assurance provisions that will protect consumers and ensure high-quality installation. These require a minimum baseline protocol for field inspection. In all cases, reduced inspection rates will be offered for contractors employing a trained and certified workforce.”