June 2009 Table of Contents

Features
The Stimulus at a Glance Chart

Requirements and deadlines for remodeling-related energy improvements and equipment. Read more

Solar Water Heaters: Benefits Begin to Outweigh Costs

Tax credit incentives are making investments in renewable energy, such as solar water heating, more affordable and attractive to consumers. Read more

Wind: Residential Wind Power Builds Speed Wind: Residential Wind Power Builds Speed

The payback on residential windpower is shorter than ever, but a variety of issues -- permitting, net-metering, awareness, basic land and wind needs -- limit the turbines' mainstream appeal. Read more

Demand for Biomass Stoves Likely to Climb Demand for Biomass Stoves Likely to Climb

Handsome tax credits and broader criteria make wood and pellet stoves a likely fall hit. Read more

Glazed and Confused: Window, Door, and Skylight Tax Credits Glazed and Confused: Window, Door, and Skylight Tax Credits

The way that door and window products qualify for tax credits has changed. Here's what you need to know. Read more

Water Heaters: Expanding range of choices for this home essential

There's an expanding range of choices for residential water heaters. Read more

Roofing: Tax credits can offset upgrades to energy-efficient metal and asphalt roofs

Tax credits can offset upgrades to energy-efficient metal and asphalt roofs. Read more

Energy Links: Online ARRA Resources

Consult these sites to find more information on energy-related technology and tax credits. Read more

Bigger HVAC tax credits have created a buzz Bigger HVAC tax credits have created a buzz

HVAC guidelines for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act tax credit. Read more

Stimulus A to Z: The Remodelers Guide to the Energy Tax Credits Stimulus A to Z: The Remodelers Guide to the Energy Tax Credits

This special issue of REMODELING focuses on the American Recovery and Reinvestmant Act of 2009 and the associated tax credits. Read more

Geothermal Heat Pumps: Long History, Garnering Fresh Interest

Geothermal heating and cooling is becoming a real option for many U.S. homeowners, and the 2009 tax credits are added incentive to pursue this renewable-energy option. Read more

Solar: Does It Really Offer a Golden Opportunity? Solar: Does It Really Offer a Golden Opportunity?

Though, to date, demand for solar systems has been low, the hope is that tax incentives will help push consumers into investing in solar power. Read more

Fuel Cells: Residential Use Lags Behind Commercial, but Shows Promise

Though there arenít many hydrogen fuel cell systems currently being used in U.S. homes, this technology holds great promise. Read more

Energy Audits Aid in Setting Tax Credit Priorities Energy Audits Aid in Setting Tax Credit Priorities

Using energy audits to set priorities for the stimulus tax credit. Read more

The ARRA and Insulation: Higher Standards, but More Training Needed The ARRA and Insulation: Higher Standards, but More Training Needed

The ARRA's $1,500 tax credit can be applied, in theory, to a broad array of insulation and weatherization materials and methods that are primarily designed to reduce heat loss or gain. Read more

Remodeling Trade Partners and the ARRA Remodeling Trade Partners and the ARRA

Itís never been more important to work with knowledgeable trade contractors. Hereís how to get them on board the green bandwagon ñ without letting them go overboard. Read more

The Recovery Act and Its Potential Legal Pitfalls for Remodelers The Recovery Act and Its Potential Legal Pitfalls for Remodelers

Since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 went into effect, exactly what can and canít home improvement contractors legally do when advertising and using tax credit information? Read more

Documenting the ARRA Tax Credit Documenting the ARRA Tax Credit

By educating yourself about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act tax credits, you will be able to help your customers with documentation. Read more

Hard or Soft Sell? Hard or Soft Sell?

Energy tax credits can help bring new business if you market and sell them in a way that fits who you are and what you do. Read more

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