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HOME STAR and Building STAR: Building Blocks of a National Retrofit

The HOME STAR proposal or ‘Cash for Caulkers,’ would provide rebates to homeowners for making their homes more energy-efficient. Under the program, homeowners would qualify for rebates either by installing specific energy-savings measures (SILVER STAR incentives) or by demonstrating whole-home energy use reductions (GOLD STAR incentives). The Building STAR proposal would provide rebates and tax incentives for energy retrofits in commercial and multi-family residential buildings. Like the prescriptive pathway of the HOME STAR proposal, Building STAR would award rebates to building owners who implement specific energy savings measures, including energy servicing and operations training. The Building STAR proposal would also expand tax incentives for performance-based energy savings.