Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Bill Offers Help to Consumers, Makers of Energy-efficient Windows, Doors, and Skylights

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, have introduced legislation that would help consumers take advantage of a tax break found in the stimulus package.

The tax break is intended to encourage the purchase and manufacture of energy-efficient windows, doors, and skylights.

Rockefeller and Grassley’s legislation changes the eligibility standard from a one-size-fits-all standard to the recently released new ENERGY STAR standard. This standard considers regional weather differences and is widely recognized. A change in the incentive will enable consumers to more easily determine if their windows qualify for the expanded tax credit.

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NFRC Board of Directors Election -- 2009

The website for the election is new this year. If you are the voting member of your organization, you should have received an email earlier this week with your username and password.

The deadline for voting is Monday, November 2, 2009.