CertainTeed Corp. joined President Obama this March in Savannah, Ga., in support of the proposed HomeStar energy efficiency program. The program is designed to reduce existing home energy and utility bills, create jobs and increase economic spending.
The proposed program will establish a $6 billion rebate incentive to encourage
immediate homeowner investment in energy-efficient appliances, windows,
building mechanical systems and insulation, roofing and whole-home energy
efficiency retrofits. The program will create construction and manufacturing
jobs. Additionally, it will build on current state programs that use federal
standards and incentives to increase consumer awareness and help save
According to a recent study from Cornell University, if all existing homes and
buildings were retrofitted to 2009 building codes, including upgrading systems
and improving transportation and industrial energy, we could eliminate 32 quads
of energy over the next 10 years. This is equivalent to the amount of oil
imported into the United
States each year.
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