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Section 45L - Energy Efficient Home Tax Credit Renewed!

On February 9, 2018, the Bipartisan Budget Act was passed, providing a one-year retroactive extension of the New Energy Efficient Home Tax Credit under Code Section 45L through the end of 2017.  The tax credit of $2000 per dwelling unit is available to the “eligible contractor,” which may be the Home Builder or the Multifamily Developer, and applies to multi-family and single-family residential units whether new or substantial rehabilitation.  The tax credit can be claimed retroactively if not claimed on previous tax forms. 
 
See our 45L FAQ Sheet here
 

How can we put an End to Energy Poverty?

Posted in: energy efficient

Being poor is a real struggle for many Americans; from childcare costs, to payday loans, the expenses associated with running a home can often seem endless. One of the most significant costs is energy expenses, and the inability for many to afford these has led to widespread energy poverty.

Energy poverty is broadly defined as a household with the inability to meet the necessary energy demands to provide basic levels of comfort. The limit beyond which is considered unaffordable energy is 6% of a household’s total income. Yet, even though energy prices are declining, for many low income households paying less than the limit is completely unattainable.

Job Opening at Green Insight: Accountant/Bookkeeper

Green Insight is looking for an experienced Accountant/Bookkeeper to assist in managing the day-to-day accounting and finance requirements.  The Accountant/Bookkeeper coordinates directly with the CEO and is responsible for posting transactions and maintenance of the financial records according to generally accepted accounting practices.  Confidentiality, excellent organization skills, accuracy, technical savvy, and ability to work independently are important qualifications for this position.

LEED for Homes Green Rater Training

Green Insight will deliver a LEED for Homes Green Rater Training in Fort Collins, CO December 7-8, 2017.

The course will be taught by LEED Fellow and Faculty J. Stace McGee.

The cost is $500/person.

Click here for further details. 

Green Insight, LLC Receives 2017 Best of Albuquerque Award

ALBUQUERQUE March 6, 2017 -- Green Insight, LLC has been selected for the 2017 Best of Albuquerque Award in the Consultants category by the Albuquerque Award Program.

Each year, the Albuquerque Award Program identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Albuquerque area a great place to live, work and play.  This is the second year in a row that Green Insight, LLC has been honored with this distinction.

Joseph Schulman - Green Insight's New Field Technician

Green Insight is very pleased to announce the latest addition to our team!  Joseph Schulman grew up in Northern Minnesota, lived in North Carolina for a spell, and came to Albuquerque early 2014.  He has a background in the HVAC industry which sets him up well for the work we do.  He is currently in training to be a HERS Rater and LEED for Homes Green Rater, so if you are a current client you can expect to see him on your site sometime soon. 

In addition to his new responsibilities with Green Insight he has a beautiful new baby girl.  Somehow he finds time to also participate in his pool league (He’s a Level 5 in case you were wondering.).

U.S. Energy: Where Does it Come From and Where Does it Go?

Posted in: infographic

Ever wonder where our country's energy comes from and goes to? This flow map from the Lawrence Livermore Labratory shows in graphic terms where we generate energy and how much of it goes to various sectors. One of the fascinating aspects of this is everything you see in gray--"Rejected Energy." What this really means is waste. Particularly in electricity, as much as 2/3 of all the energy created is lost during transmission and via other means before it actually does any work. All the more reason to generate your electricity right at home on your roof. 

Platinum Building - New Apartments Certified LEED Platinum in Albuquerque

LEED for Homes projects are transforming the industry and the lives of dwellers across the country. It has turned into the most widely used green building program in the world. This project and others in New Mexico have made us number 10 in our country with over 2000 LEED for Homes certified units.

Tom Roy Youth Guidance Home Earns LEED for Homes Silver

The Tom Roy Youth Guidance Home is an eight-bed long-term group home that serves 16-18 year-old youth aging out of foster care who are in need of a structured-living environment while they transition into adulthood.

Green Insight is very pleased to announce that this multifamily project has earned LEED for Home Silver certification - our first project in Montana.