Homeowners can get bigger tax credits for making energy efficiency improvements or installing alternative energy equipment. The IRS also announced homeowners seeking these tax credits can temporarily rely on existing manufacturer certifications or appropriate Energy Star labels for purchasing qualifying …
An R-value indicates an insulation's resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness. The R-value depends on the type of insulation and includes its
Air leakage, or infiltration, occurs when outside air enters a house uncontrollably through cracks and openings. Properly air sealing such cracks and openings in your home can significantly
Energy auditors may use thermography—or infrared scanning—to detect thermal defects and air leakage in building envelopes. How They Work Thermography measures surface temperatures by using infrared video and still cameras.
In 2009, the New York State Legislature and then-Gov. David Paterson approved the Green Jobs-Green New York act, aiming to retrofit 1 million homes