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Future of the Energy Efficient Home Tax Credit is bleak

The Energy Efficient Home Tax Credit, also know as the 2005 EPAct or 45L Tax Credit, expired on December 31, 2016.  Expiration of this credit has been a common occurrence since its inception back in 2005.  Typically the credit expires and then it gets renewed and made retroactive in the following year.  Unfortunately this is not […]

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Michigan Energy Code implementation aftermath

Well, we are now roughly 6 months in with the new Michigan Energy Code.  What is the aftermath?  Code changes are always stressful for a builder, as they should be.  There are so many moving parts to the building process that major changes can cause a lot of stress.  Surprisingly the transition into the 2015 Michigan […]

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Return ducts code requirements have changed

Michigan Law requires changes to the energy code must have a payback within a certain period of time.  The new 2015 Michigan Residential Code that was implemented on February 8, 2016 had a requirement that return ducts needed to be ducted and no longer allowed builders to use the wall cavities as a duct.  The State of […]

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Michigan Builders : The new 2015 Energy Code is here

If you are a  Michigan builder or anyone in the construction industry here in Michigan you have probably heard that a new 2015 energy code and building code will be effective starting February 8th, 2016.  Yeah, the time has come.  Some builders are already building homes meeting this code and some builders will need to […]

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