Home Performance Rebate Bill Reintroduced in House

Washington — May 23, 2013 —A bill to create a home performance-based rebate program that would provide an incentive to homeowners (or contractors if they transfer the rebate) based on predicted energy savings up to $8,000 for a 50 percent energy performance improvement was recently reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Home Owners Managing Energy Savings (HOMES) Act, H.R. 2128, emphasizes a technology-neutral approach based on performance with a quality assurance requirement.  The HOMES Act was first introduced in the 112th Congress. Representatives David McKinley (R-WV) and Peter Welch (D-VT) re-introduced the bill.