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       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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