PACE Alive and Well // Part 5: What Contractors Should Know to Participate in PACE

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PACE Alive and Well // Part 5: What Contractors Should Know to Participate in PACE

This is the fifth and last part in a series that describes how PACE financing is revolutionizing the home performance contracting industry. Participating in PACE as a registered contractor carries with it a strong potential ...

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Easy Mortgages with Energy Rated Homes of Vermont

Author: Mary James
July 01, 1999

Interested in a mortgage for energy-efficient home improvements, but bewildered by the process? If you live in Vermont, you're in luck. [continue reading]

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Energy Tax Credit May Materialize

Author: Mary James
March 01, 1999

If the proposed Climate Mitigation Tax Credit Bill surmounts numerous congressional hurdles, taxpayers may be able to claim tax credits for energy efficient heating and cooling systems, cars and light trucks, and even superefficient new homes. [continue reading]

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Contractor's Marketing Success

January 01, 1999

Many contractors have heard of the energy-efficient mortgage (EEM)--a government-sponsored financing tool that allows home buyers to roll the cost of retrofitting their homes with cost-effective, energy-efficient features into a mortgage. [continue reading]

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ICFs and HERS: Guaranteed Performance, Easy Financing

July 01, 1998

For the last 10 years, Reward Wall Systems, a manufacturer of insulating concrete forms (ICFs) in Omaha, Nebraska, has offered an energy guarantee: their ICFs save homeowners 70% on heating and cooling compared to the 1992 Model Energy Code (MEC), or Reward pays 110% of the difference in energy costs. [continue reading]

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City Requires Energy Ratings for Loans

Author: Nan Wishner
July 01, 1996

The city of Pomona, California, is one of the first in the country to require home energy ratings for homes receiving city assistance for mortgages or rehabilitation. [continue reading]

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Computing Commuting Into Mortgages

November 01, 1995

City dwellers have long known that they spend less on transportation than do suburbanites. Now conservation organizations are studying how these savings might translate into higher qualifying ratios for home mortgages. [continue reading]

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