May 30, 2024

BetterBuiltNW May 2024 Newsletter


Find Up-To-Date Information on the 45L Tax Credit in Our Resource Hub

New builds that meet the requirements for the ENERGY STAR® Single-Family New Homes or the Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Homes programs are eligible for the 45L tax credit of $2,500 or $5,000 per home. BetterBuiltNW has launched a new Resource Hub to help Northwest builders learn how to maximize their tax credit and build energy-efficient homes. For builders in the Northwest, these tax credits provide significant financial benefits to incorporate energy-efficient features in new homes when layered with existing local funding opportunities.

In the 45L Tax Credit Resource Hub, you’ll find relevant information on the tax credit categorized by sections. Resources include a Builder’s Guide designed to help you maximize your tax credit, a section to discover certified professionals in your area, answers to FAQs and more. Explore the 45L tax credit resource hub.

Free Resources to Aid Air Source Heat Pump Contractors and Installers

Check out these free resources from Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) that can help air source heat pump contractors design more efficient systems, choose the most suitable heat pumps based on project requirements and customer needs, and better evaluate duct systems for retrofits. Learn more about these free resources.

Advancing Building Practices in Bozeman, Montana

On May 2 and 3, Montana's construction industry came together for the "Best Practices in New Home Construction" training, hosted by BetterBuiltNW, Earth Advantage, and the city of Bozeman. These no-cost, highly practical sessions gave local building professionals an in-depth look at the latest energy-efficient construction techniques. Read more and request this type of training in your local area.


Must-read content from past newsletters just in case you missed it. 

High-Performance Home News

Every month, BetterBuiltNW highlights news articles and other media to keep builders and Raters/verifiers informed about key industry updates, program changes, and other features.

GreenHome Institute

Home Innovation Research Labs™


Zero Energy Project

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