September 2009

Found 2 blog entries for September 2009.

It's just the beginning of energy monitoring of non-residential buildings on a micro level. Incredibly important Assembly Bills that will require non-residential building owners to report electricity and gas consumption. Non-residential building buyers, lessees and lenders will have the chance to obtain accurate data when running their own financial numbers. So lowering your utility expenses with energy efficiency retrofits and renewable energy like solar power will soon help non-residential owners obtain financing. Municipalities will also be able to better understand how to maximize their return on investment when designing energy efficiency improvement programs while they work towards meeting their goals to meet the needs of Assembly Bill 32. No doubt,…
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As of August 31st of 2009, all $100,000,000.00 has been allocated! California's "Tax Credit for New Home Purchase" is no longer available. A program that was scheduled to be available from March 2009 to as late as March of 2010 has received over 12,000 applications and is closing it's doors to new applicants.

 

The tax credit of 5% of the purchase price or $10,000, whichever is less, will be disbursed over the course of 3 years to the lucky 10,000+ recipients who are required to live in their newly constructed home as their primary residence for a minimum of 2 years. Interestingly enough, the program had no income restriction so the wealthiest of the wealthy were able to take advantage of this tax incentive. Given that most wealthy

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