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DuctTesters to speak at BIS Show 2016 on Wednesday, November 9

2016 Building Industry ShowThe Building Industry Show (BIS) of Southern California is almost here.  The BIS Show will be held on November 9, 2016 and November 10, 2016 at the Riverside Convention Center.  The building trade show attracts a number of builders, general contractors, architects, suppliers, subcontractors, consultants and other industry related businesses from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties.  The BIS Show provides networking opportunities, current industry issues and discussions, product information and educational opportunities.   

The BIS Show is going on 27 years and this year it brings a new element to the show.  There will be insightful Pop-Up education presentations included with all attendee’s BIS Show Passes.  DuctTesters, Inc. is proud to announce that they will be presenting at “The New Title 24 Requirements And How It Will Impact You in 2017” pop-up education held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 1:00pm. 

Dave Hegarty, President of DuctTesters, will be presenting with John Morton, Senior Project Manager of CONSOL and WISE. 

DuctTesters is an energy consulting company covering all of your Title 24 Energy Code Design Compliance, HERS Verification, HVAC Mechanical Engineering Plans, Federal Energy Tax Credits, and other certified third-party verification (Solar, ENERGYSTAR, GreenPoint Rated, LEED, CAHP, TCAC, Home Energy Audits, etc).  The company completed over 2,000 projects ranging from custom/production/owner residential homes to multi-family/commercial/affordable projects.  DuctTesters covers the entire state of California and select areas of Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado.

Dave Hegarty has been performing duct tests, energy consulting and Title 24 expertise since 1998.  He officially founded DuctTesters, Inc. in 2004.  Dave is licensed and certified by CalCERTS, CHEERS, BPI, LEED, HERS, HERS II, GreenPoint Rated, NGBS, and Thermographer.  Dave’s certifications include: 2016, 2013 & 2008 Residential and Non Residential New Construction, Residential and Non Residential Alterations, Whole House Rater, RCA 2, RCA 1, EnergyStar, EEM, undefined, and Photovoltaic (Solar Electric).  In 2013, Dave won GreenPoint Rater of the Year.

Dave began his energy consulting career active in the RCP Program (Residential Contractors Program) and continued further by obtaining CHEERS (California Home Energy Efficiency Rating Services) Certifications. A few years later, he began participating and training with the CBPCA’s (California Building Performance Contractors Association).  Dave has trained and taught Title 24, HERS, and Energy Consulting classes for contractors, developers, municipalities, and other jurisdictions. His deep passion for learning about building compliance and energy efficiency really shows when he guides others to understanding and meeting/exceeding compliance.

Prior to DuctTesters, he was manager of a HVAC contractor, including management of the sales and the installation crews.  Dave worked with wholesale equipment suppliers and manufacturers. He has a strong passion for professional energy consulting, quality testing, and building compliance.  He takes pride in helping others interested in understanding their contribution and how it fits into the larger picture, now and for the future. Dave is continuously active in a number of Building and Energy Associations and Organizations, staying up to date and knowledgeable about ongoing and future regulations, rebates, products, and technology.  Dave will be focusing on the 2016 Energy Code changes, options, and cost-effective measures of the upcoming Energy Code Standards for this Pop-Up presentation.

CONSOL Energy Inc. is a Pittsburgh-based energy producer, and one of the largest independent natural gas exploration, development and production companies, with operations centered in the major shale formations of the Appalachian basin. The company deploys an organic growth strategy focused on developing its substantial resource base. As of December 31, 2015, CONSOL Energy had 5.6 trillion cubic feet equivalent of proved natural gas reserves.

WISE stands for Workforce Instructions for Standards and Efficiency.  It is a training and education program designed to support the transition of California new residential building toward High Performance Attic (HPA) and High Performance Wall (HPW) construction practices.

John Morton has worked in the residential new construction industry since 2001. Prior to joining ConSol, he worked for a homebuilder managing all aspects of the homebuilding process from design development through construction. Most recently he ran the award-winning residential new construction programs for Southern California Edison. He is on the Board of Trustees at the California Homebuilding Foundation and Board of Directors for the Building Industry Association of Orange County.  John received his Bachelor of Science in Business from Devry University after being honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps.  John will be speaking about the upcoming code changes and opportunities to improve the workforce and field trades on new installation processes and products. 

Both Dave and John sit on the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) Code Compliance Planning Committee for the 2019 energy code.  The 2019 Code is the energy code standards to meet our 2020 Net Zero Energy goal for all new residential construction. Dave and John also plan to touch on what is coming in the future 2019 Energy Code Compliance.

Feel free to bring any energy code compliance questions to this event.  We look forward to seeing and meeting you at the BIS Show – Pop-Up on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 1pm.  DuctTesters is also always available to come to your office to give a private presentation on the upcoming code changes.  

Sign up to attend the BIS Show here: https://ww2.eventrebels.com/er/Registration/LinkPageTwo.jsp?ActivityID=17134


Collect Tax Credit Per Dwelling Unit

Single Family and Multi-Family Builders and Developers can collect $2,000 of tax credit for each new dwelling unit per Section 45L. Most California builders and/or developers already qualify due to stringent Title 24 part 6 Energy Efficient Standards already in place. Collect for 2016 and retroactive for 2015 – 2012.

45L Builder Energy Efficient Home Federal Tax Credits


Collect Tax Credit Per Dwelling Unit

Builders and Developers can collect $2,000 of tax credit for each new dwelling unit per Section 45L. Most California builders and developers already qualify due to the CA Energy Efficient Standards already in place.

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the extension of several expired tax provisions.  One of the extensions included the construction tax credit for energy efficient new homes and/or dwelling units.  Each home or dwelling unit that exceeded the heating and cooling 2006 IECC energy standards by 50% in 2015 and 2016 can receive a $2,000 tax credit.  This tax credit falls under Section 45L and is expected to save builders and/or developers millions of tax dollars for 2015 and 2016.  Here are some key facts you need to know:

  • Tax Credit applies to Single Family and/or Multi-Family units up to 3 stories including:
    • Single Family Residence(s)
    • Tract or Production Home(s)
    • Residential Condominium(s)
    • Apartment Building(s)
    • Assisted Living Residence(s)
    • Affordable Housing
    • Rehabilitation
    • Substantial Reconstruction
    • Student Housing
  • You can collect for 2016 and retroactive for 2015 – 2013 (as long as you did not already collect).  Tax credit can be claimed retroactively for up to three years.
  • Builders and/or Developers must have tax basis in the home or dwellings to claim the credit (builder or developer must own and then sell, rent or lease).
  • New home or dwelling must exceed the 2006 Edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) heating and cooling budgets by 50%
    • Most California builders and/or developers already qualify due to stringent Title 24 part 6 Energy Efficient Standards already in place.
  • Builder and/or Developer must have a detailed energy analysis that is certified by a qualified third-party (such as DuctTesters) and one of the only approved IRS SoftwareEnergy Pro 4.7, Energy Pro 4.8, EnergyGauge USA Version 5.0, or REM/Rate v14.6.2 is used to generate the energy savings calculations.
  • All energy efficient features must be verified by a certified and registered HERS (45L Eligible Certifier) rater (such as DuctTesters) for quality assurance.

You do not want to miss this opportunity to collect $2,000 of tax credit per unit.  Our DuctTesters team will ensure that you obtain the maximum tax credits and provide all the official documentation necessary to sustain an IRS audit. We use the IRS approved software programs for the IRC Sec. 45L certification.

Many NV builders and developers can qualify too.  Read more here.

Give DuctTesters – Alyssa Trebil (818) 517-6936 or Tamara Dias (209) 624-8945 – a call and they will get your company all the tax credits you qualify for.

Share our flyer and read CHEERS flyer here:

Energy Consultants Certified to Process the 45L Tax Certificates for Builders and Developers  CHEERS - HERS PROVIDER - Federal Tax Credit Information

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