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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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Congress extends 45L Tax Credit for New Homes

Once again the 45L Tax Credit for energy efficient new homes has been extended.  It expired on December 31, 2014.  Congress has extended it through the end of 2016 and its retroactive for all of 2015.  This means that the risk has paid off for builders who built in 2015 hoping it would get extended. […]

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New Energy Code coming to Michigan

UPDATE :  The State of Michigan has adopted the 2015 Michigan Residential Code on February 8, 2016.  Call us for more information 616-419-8558.  Information in this blog post may be outdated.  Please visit this PAGE for the most recent updates on the code. When will the new code hit Michigan? It was always rumored to […]

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Energy efficient upgrades are not paying off

Weatherization programs throughout the country have gained popularity over the years.  Here in West Michigan you hear radio commercials all the time by DTE Energy advertising their weatherization program.  States are even expected to expand programs such as the DOE’s federal weatherization program with a goal of reducing emissions from power generation. Are these programs working? […]

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