Home Energy Rating System
Sponsored by Rep. Lance Pruitt
Co-Sponsors: Sen. Mia Costello, Rep. Dan Saddler, Rep. Scott Kawasaki
“An Act recognizing the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation as the authorizing agency to approve home energy rating systems for the state; and providing for an effective date.”
Posted: March 28, 2011 : v27-LS0628-A
Non-governmental third parties are currently attempting to get themselves identified in federal legislation as the Home Energy Rating System verifying agency. They would control state policy on this issue and compete for federal funds that could be available to the states, and could come through the states. Based on the investment that Alaska has made through the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) in developing its own Home Energy Rating System, it seems appropriate that Alaska should run the program, not a non-governmental third party.
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