Thursday, July 22, 2010

NATE/SNIPS Article Misreads HOME STAR Tea Leaves

HARDI just posted an alert on our website responding to this SNIPS article promoting the benefits of the potential HOME STAR bill for NATE Certified technicians. NATE certifications are fantastic and HARDI and our members work hard each day to get more HVACR technicians certified, but understand that the current HOME STAR bill still needs significant improvements to truly benefit NATE certified technicians and their contractor firms. If enacted in its current form, over a third of the requested $6 bil in funding would NOT be available to the vast majority of NATE certified professionals. HARDI would love to see a simple, widely accessible, and immediate rebate incentive programs for high-efficiency retrofits, but right now HOME STAR meets none of those criteria.

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