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Approximate Impacts on Public Sector Revenues Due to the HOME STAR Program
— Memorandum prepared by ICF International on behalf of the HOME STAR Coalition [PDF]

HOME STAR is proposed new legislation to create jobs in existing industries by providing strong short-term incentives for energy efficiency improvements in residential buildings. The program will move quickly, with a minimum of red tape, and will act as a bridge to long-term market development of existing industries. This initiative establishes a $6 billion rebate program to encourage immediate investment in energy-efficient appliances, building mechanical systems and insulation, and whole-home energy efficiency retrofits. HOME STAR will rapidly create jobs in both construction and manufacturing, while saving families money on their energy bills. It will build on current state programs and existing industry capacity for performing both retrofits and quality assurance, using federal standards and incentives as a common platform to lower program costs and increase consumer awareness.

Strong consumer incentives to drive market demand, combined with meaningful standards and incentives to ensure model business practices for installing efficiency measures and verifying energy savings, will ensure that the growing energy efficiency retrofit industry produces ongoing and measurable energy savings while putting Americans back to work in long-term jobs.  This provision should also include targeted insulation product consumer incentives to stimulate broad exposure to energy efficiency measures, expand overall retrofit activity while stimulating manufacturing.

HOME STAR Coalition Supporters

HOME STAR builds on existing policies and initiatives that have already demonstrated effectiveness and won widespread support from construction contractors, building products and mechanical manufacturers, retail sales businesses, environmental and energy efficiency groups and labor advocates. Organizations and businesses endorsing the HOME STAR approach include the following:

AFC First Financial Corporation
Affordable Comfort, Inc. (ACI)
Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)
Alliance for Green Heat
Alliance to Save Energy
American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
Andersen Corporation
BASF - The Chemical Company
Blue Green Alliance
Build It Green
Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association
Center for American Progress Action Fund
Certainteed Corporation
Change to Win
Conservation Services Group (CSG)
Council of the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (CNAIMA)
DAP Products Inc.
EcoBroker International
Efficiency First
Energy Federation, Inc.
Energy Smart Real Estate Professionals
Environment America
Environment Northeast (ENE)
Fiberite Technologies, Inc.
Fluke Corporation - Fluke Thermography
Green For All
Green Home Solutions by Grupe
Green Jobs Alliance
GreenHomes America
ICF International
Insulate America
Johns Manville
Knauf Insulation
Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA)
  Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Marvin Windows and Doors
Masco Contractor Services
Masco Home Services
Murphy’s Windows & Sunrooms
National Association of Manufacturers
National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)
National Fiber
National SAVE Energy Coalition
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Northeast Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC )
Nu-Wool Co., Inc.
Oracle Corp.
Owens Corning
Pella Corporation
Performance Systems Development
Recurve Inc. (formerly Sustainable Spaces)
Renewable Funding LLC
Rinnai America Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation
Serious Materials
Sierra Club
Simonton Windows and Therma Tru Doors - Fortune Brands Companies
SKYE International, Inc.
Standard Renewable Energy
The Dow Chemical Company
The Grupe Company
The Home Depot
The Linc Group
The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA)
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
U.S. GreenFiber, LLC

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