Federal Tax Credits:  Energy Efficiency Tax Credits for Consumers
Two Tax Credit Cycles <ul><li>2009-2010 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30% of Cost up to $1500 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary R...
2009-2010 <ul><li>Insulation </li></ul><ul><li>Windows & Doors </li></ul><ul><li>Roofs (Metal & Asphalt) </li></ul><ul><li...
2009-2010 <ul><li>Existing Houses Only </li></ul><ul><li>Installation Costs  Not  Covered </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows & ...
Insulation <ul><li>Meet 2009 Building Code </li></ul><ul><li>Primary purpose must be insulation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Insu...
Windows & Doors <ul><li>Exterior Windows & Skylights </li></ul><ul><ul><li>U-factor    0.30, SHGC    0.30 </li></ul></ul...
Roofing <ul><li>Metal Roofing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ENERGY STAR Qualified </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Asphalt Roofing </li></ul...
HVAC Equipment:  Air Conditioners <ul><li>Split-System (common in houses) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SEER    16 & EER    13 <...
HVAC Equipment: Heat Pumps <ul><li>Split-System (common in houses) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SEER    15, EER    12.5, & HSPF...
HVAC Equipment: Furnaces <ul><li>Fossil Fuel Furnaces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural Gas:  AFUE    0.95 </li></ul></ul><ul...
Water Heaters (Non-Solar) <ul><li>Fossil Fuel (Gas, Oil, Propane) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy Factor    0.82 </li></ul><...
Biomass Stoves <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stove burning biomass fuel to heat home or water </li></ul></ul><...
Through 2016 <ul><li>Geothermal Heat Pumps </li></ul><ul><li>Solar Panels </li></ul><ul><li>Solar Water Heaters </li></ul>...
Through 2016 <ul><li>Existing Houses & New Construction </li></ul><ul><li>All Installation Costs Covered </li></ul><ul><ul...
Geothermal Heat Pumps <ul><li>Same criteria as ENERGY STAR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Closed Loop EER    14.1, COP    3.3 </l...
Solar Energy Systems:  Water Heater <ul><li>At least half energy must come from the sun </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic water h...
Solar Energy Systems: Solar Power <ul><li>Must </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide electricity to the residence </li></ul></ul><...
Small Wind Energy Systems <ul><li>Residential Small Wind Turbine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nameplate capacity    100 kW </li>...
Fuel Cells <ul><li>Residential Fuel Cell </li></ul><ul><li>Micro Turbine System </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiency </li></ul><ul...
How Do I Get the Tax Credit? <ul><li>Placed in Service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Jan 09 - 31 Dec 10 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
More Information <ul><li>ENERGY STAR Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency </li></ul></u...
To Get Desired Benefits . . . <ul><li>Air Seal Building Envelope </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Walls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fl...
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  1. 1. Federal Tax Credits: Energy Efficiency Tax Credits for Consumers
  2. 2. Two Tax Credit Cycles <ul><li>2009-2010 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30% of Cost up to $1500 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary Residence Only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some include installation costs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thru 2016 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30% of Cost (No Upper Limit) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary & Second Homes </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. 2009-2010 <ul><li>Insulation </li></ul><ul><li>Windows & Doors </li></ul><ul><li>Roofs (Metal & Asphalt) </li></ul><ul><li>HVAC Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Water Heaters (non-solar) </li></ul><ul><li>Biomass Stoves </li></ul><ul><li>Note: Not all items with an ENERGY STAR label qualify </li></ul>
  4. 4. 2009-2010 <ul><li>Existing Houses Only </li></ul><ul><li>Installation Costs Not Covered </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows & Doors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insulation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roofs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Installation Costs Covered </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HVAC Equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water Heaters (non-solar) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biomass Stoves </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Insulation <ul><li>Meet 2009 Building Code </li></ul><ul><li>Primary purpose must be insulation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Insulated Siding does not qualify </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To show compliance for some types requires performance modeling (e.g., HERS Rating) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Foamed Roofline @ R-19 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Windows & Doors <ul><li>Exterior Windows & Skylights </li></ul><ul><ul><li>U-factor  0.30, SHGC  0.30 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Storm Windows </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing + Storm Combination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U  0.3, SHGC  0.3 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exterior Doors & Storm Doors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>U-factor  0.30, SHGC  0.30 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Roofing <ul><li>Metal Roofing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ENERGY STAR Qualified </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Asphalt Roofing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ENERGY STAR Qualified </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. HVAC Equipment: Air Conditioners <ul><li>Split-System (common in houses) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SEER  16 & EER  13 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Package Systems (common in hotels) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SEER  14 & EER  12 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Air Handler will probably need to be replaced too </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Savings may be better with lower SEER systems </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. HVAC Equipment: Heat Pumps <ul><li>Split-System (common in houses) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SEER  15, EER  12.5, & HSPF  8.5 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Package Systems (common in hotels) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SEER  14, EER  12, & HSPF  8 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Air Handler will probably need to be replaced too </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Savings may be better with lower SEER systems </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. HVAC Equipment: Furnaces <ul><li>Fossil Fuel Furnaces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural Gas: AFUE  0.95 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Propane Furnace: AFUE  0.95 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oil Furnace: AFUE  0.90 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fossil Fuel Hot Water Boiler </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gas, Propane, & Oil: AFUE  0.90 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advanced Main Air Circulating Fan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy use < 2% total furnace energy use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must upgrade furnace too </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Water Heaters (Non-Solar) <ul><li>Fossil Fuel (Gas, Oil, Propane) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy Factor  0.82 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Electric Heat Pump Water Heater </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy Factor  2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No current storage tank (common) type qualify </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only gas tankless water heaters qualify now </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electric storage & tankless units don’t qualify </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Biomass Stoves <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stove burning biomass fuel to heat home or water </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Biomass </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Any plant-derived fuel available on a renewable or recurring basis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Agricultural Crops and Trees </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wood, Wood Waste & Residues (incl. wood pellets) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Plant (incl. aquatic plants), grasses, residues, & fibers. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Through 2016 <ul><li>Geothermal Heat Pumps </li></ul><ul><li>Solar Panels </li></ul><ul><li>Solar Water Heaters </li></ul><ul><li>Small Wind Energy Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Fuel Cells </li></ul>
  14. 14. Through 2016 <ul><li>Existing Houses & New Construction </li></ul><ul><li>All Installation Costs Covered </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geothermal Heat Pumps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solar Panels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solar Water Heaters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small Wind Energy Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fuel Cells </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Geothermal Heat Pumps <ul><li>Same criteria as ENERGY STAR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Closed Loop EER  14.1, COP  3.3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Loop EER  16.2, COP  3.6 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct Expansion EER  15.0, COP  3.5 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Installation may not be possible in subdivisions because trucks & other equipment will tear up yards, including neighbors </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Solar Energy Systems: Water Heater <ul><li>At least half energy must come from the sun </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic water heating only </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No swimming pools or hot tubs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Must be Certified </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>May claim spending solar portions only </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can’t claim entire hot water system </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Solar Energy Systems: Solar Power <ul><li>Must </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide electricity to the residence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet fire codes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet electrical codes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have clear view of southern sky: SE  SW </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Small Wind Energy Systems <ul><li>Residential Small Wind Turbine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nameplate capacity  100 kW </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not likely to have much consistent wind in Georgia </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Fuel Cells <ul><li>Residential Fuel Cell </li></ul><ul><li>Micro Turbine System </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficiency  30% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity  0.5 kW </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. How Do I Get the Tax Credit? <ul><li>Placed in Service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Jan 09 - 31 Dec 10 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Jan 09 - 31 Dec 16 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manufacturer Certification Statement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encouraged to be on manufacturers websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collect it from installer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IRS Form 5695 </li></ul>
  21. 21. More Information <ul><li>ENERGY STAR Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=tax_credits.tx_index </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. To Get Desired Benefits . . . <ul><li>Air Seal Building Envelope </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Walls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Floors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ceilings / Rooflines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Add Effective Insulation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Walls, Floors, Ceilings/Rooflines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attic Kneewalls </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consider a Home Performance Assessment </li></ul>
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