This just in: The Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010 (HR 5019) has just passed with the House of Representatives—by a large margin, at that! With a vote of 246 to 161, US Homeowners can continue to work towards their cause, contributing major efforts to increase energy-efficiency within their homes. Not only that, but home performance contractors, energy auditors, buildings analysts, and any other occupation requiring an infrared camera with buildings knowledge can remain optimistic for more job security in the years to come.
We are extremely pleased with the results of this act, as it will hopefully enable us to continue providing more valuable buildings diagnostic information in relation to the use of thermal imagers. As our Senior Product Marketing Manager, Michael Stuart, states:
“In my opinion, the House vote represents a resounding approval and belief in the many opportunities that will be created by the proposed Home Star Program. The battle is not yet over, however, as the full Senate must soon weigh in before it can go to the President. I am certain that the many members of the Home Star Coalition will continue to push efforts to get all the way to the finish line.“
We cannot wait to bring added value to this industry, and share our stories, examples, methods and tips on the best practices of finding energy loss in buildings using infrared imagers. We will be sure to keep you updated on the final results of this act.
For more in-depth information, check out Efficiency First’s detailed update!