The HOMES Act Is Introduced
For Immediate Release: 3/21/12
Jay Murdoch — Executive Director, Efficiency First
Energy Retrofit Legislation Introduced to Create Jobs and Help Homeowners Reduce Energy Costs
Washington, DC — Earlier today, Efficiency First joined members of Congress and other industry leaders to announce the Home Owner Managing Energy Savings (HOMES) Act – bipartisan legislation to provide incentives for homeowners who perform energy retrofits.
Efficiency First Executive Director Jay Murdoch said: “By helping homeowners increase the energy efficiency of their homes, the HOMES Act will create jobs, something desperately needed in the home remodeling and building product industries.”
Residential construction has been among the hardest hit industries in recent years, with construction unemployment double the rate of overall unemployment in many regions of the U.S. Home energy retrofits offer the triple benefit of making homes more comfortable and less costly to heat and cool for owners, helping to achieve energy independence, and creating well-paying jobs for hard-working Americans.
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Efficiency First is the trade association for America’s home performance industry – uniting home performance companies, building product manufacturers and related businesses and organizations.
Efficiency First represents its members in public policy and regulatory discussions at the local, state and national levels to promote the benefits of energy efficiency retrofitting, and to create market and industry demand for member products and services.
For more information: www.efficiencyfirst.org