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ACEEE: Home Energy Upgrade Incentives Policy Brief



Download the policy brief that covers programs in the Inflation Reduction Act and other recent federal laws.

The recent Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), along with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) from last year, provide more than $25 billion for programs and tax incentives to improve the energy efficiency of, electrify, and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions due to existing homes. Even larger broad GHG emission reduction programs under the IRA could be used for home energy efficiency. But the programs use a variety of mechanisms to offer varying incentives with varying criteria for overlapping measures. This brief summarizes programs that will or could provide significant resources for energy efficiency retrofits for existing single family and multifamily homes.

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NEEP: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Opportunities for Community Building Energy Efficiency

This resource outlines building energy efficiency and electrification actions that NEEP recommends communities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic pursue, along with the funding opportunities that NEEP believes could be used to support them. 

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Webinar Playback: How to Implement the Top 10 Data Requirements Outlined in the IRA

Watch the playback from our webinar with Hancock Software, covering how you can implement the top 10 data requirements outlined in the IRA Home Energy Rebates Program

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Energy Star: Federal Income Tax Credits and Incentives for Energy Efficiency

This website provides information on Federal income tax credits and incentives for energy efficiency for homeowners and builders.