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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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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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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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