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What You Need to Know Right Now About Chicago Energy Benchmarking

Own or manage a non-residential building over 250,000 square feet in Chicago?Chicago energy benchmarking begins! We’ve got the basics to help building owners get started.Professional and public interest groups from around Chicago, including Elevate Energy, have come together to support building owners and managers in energy benchmarking and efficiency improvement opportunities. You have access to:Free resources and training. The…See More
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Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post How to Help Appraisers Fairly Value Home Energy Efficiency Improvements
"Thanks for asking about the book.  The book will be ready in a couple weeks and can be found at the following website when it is ready.  http://www.appraisalinstitute.org/store/books/ It became apparent at the Green Mortgage Roundtable…"
Mar 15
Melissa Ulbricht commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post How to Help Appraisers Fairly Value Home Energy Efficiency Improvements
"Thanks for the comment, Sandra! We agree; it's important for more to complete the required courses, and it's our duty, as part of the Value for High Performance Homes campaign, to help show them the benefits of doing so. Where can folks go…"
Mar 14
Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post How to Help Appraisers Fairly Value Home Energy Efficiency Improvements
"Great article Melissa!  The Appraisal Institute opened its Green Appraiser Registry two weeks ago, retroactive, to all students that have taken the required courses and passed the exams.  Now we need to push for more folks to complete the…"
Mar 13
Melissa Ulbricht commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post How to Help Appraisers Fairly Value Home Energy Efficiency Improvements
"Hi Kent. Thanks for the comment and thanks for reading the post. Great that you’re conducting the training and bringing together real estate, appraiser, and builder communities. We’d love to hear more about how the training goes and how…"
Mar 11
Melissa Ulbricht commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post How to Help Appraisers Fairly Value Home Energy Efficiency Improvements
"Thanks Sandra. We look forward to that, too! "
Mar 11
Melissa Ulbricht's blog post was featured

How to Help Appraisers Fairly Value Home Energy Efficiency Improvements

In 2013, we published a blueprint with the National Home Performance Council that outlines a seven-step process to make…See More
Mar 10
Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post How to Help Appraisers Fairly Value Home Energy Efficiency Improvements
"This is a timely article before the Green Roundtable Event tomorrow. I look forward to great networking opportunities tomorrow with good steps forward for a smoother market transaction."
Mar 10
Kent Mitchell commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post How to Help Appraisers Fairly Value Home Energy Efficiency Improvements
"Looks like my post lost a line - Our BIA  is sponsoring a training for Appraisers and RE Agents to address this issue..."
Mar 10
Kent Mitchell commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post How to Help Appraisers Fairly Value Home Energy Efficiency Improvements
"Our Clark County Washington BIA & Green Building Council.  We have a couple trainers coming in and are both very well versed in this subject.  It'll be interesting to see the changes progress. Here's a link to…"
Mar 10
Melissa Ulbricht commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post How to Help Appraisers Fairly Value Home Energy Efficiency Improvements
"Thanks for the comment, Al. We appreciate you reading the post. It's not an open event, we were honored to be selected to attend. We look forward to the Federal Housing Administration and the White House's continued leadership. For more,…"
Mar 8
Al Cobb commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post How to Help Appraisers Fairly Value Home Energy Efficiency Improvements
"Melissa, Thank you for the update to this very important topic. I'm wondering if the round table discussion next week is open to additional stakeholders? I would welcome a seat at the table. Al Cobb"
Mar 7
Melissa Ulbricht posted a blog post

How to Help Appraisers Fairly Value Home Energy Efficiency Improvements

In 2013, we published a blueprint with the National Home Performance Council that outlines a seven-step process to make…See More
Mar 6
Melissa Ulbricht's blog post was featured

Claim Tax Credits for Home Energy Efficiency Improvements Done in 2013

If you completed certain eligible energy efficiency improvements last year, you may qualify for credit when you file your 2013 taxes this year.Remember, though, improvements must have been installed in 2013, not just purchased, and generally, claims can only be made on your primary residence.Eligible measures may include doors, windows, and insulation, as well as heating, cooling, and water heating…See More
Jan 27
Melissa Ulbricht posted a blog post

Claim Tax Credits for Home Energy Efficiency Improvements Done in 2013

If you completed certain eligible energy efficiency improvements last year, you may qualify for credit when you file your 2013 taxes this year.Remember, though, improvements must have been installed in 2013, not just purchased, and generally, claims can only be made on your primary residence.Eligible measures may include doors, windows, and insulation, as well as heating, cooling, and water heating…See More
Jan 23
Glen Gallo commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post Making the Invisible Visible: Valuing Energy Efficiency Improvements in a Real Estate Transaction
"Excellent read thanks for sharing "
Sep 16, 2013

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Melissa Ulbricht's Blog

What You Need to Know Right Now About Chicago Energy Benchmarking

Own or manage a non-residential building over 250,000 square feet in Chicago?

Chicago energy benchmarking begins! We’ve got the basics to help building owners get started.

Professional and public interest groups from around Chicago, including Elevate Energy, have come together to support building owners and managers in energy benchmarking and efficiency improvement opportunities. You have access to:

  • Free resources and training. The…
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Posted on April 10, 2014 at 8:00am

How to Help Appraisers Fairly Value Home Energy Efficiency Improvements

In 2013, we published a blueprint with the National Home Performance Council that outlines a seven-step…

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Posted on March 6, 2014 at 9:49am — 10 Comments

Claim Tax Credits for Home Energy Efficiency Improvements Done in 2013

If you completed certain eligible energy efficiency improvements last year, you may qualify for credit when you file your 2013 taxes this year.

Remember, though, improvements must have been installed in 2013, not just purchased, and generally, claims can only be made on your primary residence.

Eligible measures may include doors, windows, and…

Continue

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 11:04am

Making the Invisible Visible: Valuing Energy Efficiency Improvements in a Real Estate Transaction

Often, when homeowners make improvements to an existing house, the most important aspects of home performance – including safety, comfort, energy efficiency, durability, and environmental impact – are literally invisible during key steps of any home sale or refinance transaction.

One result is that energy…

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Posted on August 19, 2013 at 1:44pm — 3 Comments

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At 6:03am on December 16, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Melissa,
Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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