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S PE C I A LT Y N E W S & T R E N D S Masco Targets To register for the online training or to learn more about how the EPA’s Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting rule affects your business, visit www.cedia.org/lead. Home Performance Energy Incentives Obama Pushes Home Star President Barack Obama promoted the asco Home Services recently hour sessions will begin with the different proposed Home Star incentive program M announced the launch of WellHome (www.wellhome.com), a types of in-home water purification systems available and how to select a delivery system after touring an energy efficiency workforce development program at Savannah Technical new program offering home assessments and that fits client needs. Participants will also College recently. comfort and energy efficiency home learn about the household and community The Building Performance Institute, Inc. improvement services for existing homes. waste management processes that impact (BPI), a national standards development and The WellHome service is launching in seven kitchen design and how food waste, when sent contractor credentialing organization for cities — Austin, Dallas, Orlando, Phoenix, through a disposer and household plumb- residential energy efficiency retrofit work, Tucson, Ann Arbor, Mich. and Nashua, ing to wastewater treatment facilities, can be is part of a coalition of more than 500 con- N.H. — and plans to expand to other cities turned into renewable energy and beneficial struction contractors, building products and before the end of 2010. fertilizer for farmers, landscapers and home mechanical manufacturers, retail sales busi- Through its WellHome business, Masco gardeners. nesses, environmental and energy efficiency Home Services, a subsidiary of Masco Upon completion of the course, partici- groups, and labor advocates from all 50 states Corp., plans to become the first national pants will earn a 0.1 CEU toward their man- who want to see the job creation and energy provider of home performance services, datory certification. To learn more, call (800) savings benefits of federal Home Star legisla- including whole home comfort and energy 558-5700. tion realized. BPI personnel certification and efficiency assessments, recommendations contracting company accreditation credentials and project implementation. Unlike simple are cited in the current draft legisla
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