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IDEA 24

DISCLOSE ENERGY USE DURING RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

A local government or the Arizona State Legislature requires disclosure of a home’s previous year actual energy usage during the real estate transaction process, either as part of the property listing or privately during the inspection period. For new homes, energy use estimates are to be derived from third party certifications or from approved energy modeling software reports.

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IDEA 27

PUBLISH ENERGY USAGE DATA FOR BUILDINGS

A local government or the Arizona State Legislature requires all owners of buildings of a minimum size to annually report their energy usage through the Energy Star Portfolio Manager for benchmarking and then publishes results on a public website. Utilities are obligated to provide aggregated usage data to multi-tenant building owners.

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IDEA 29

CERTIFY ENERGY PERFORMANCE

A local government or the Arizona State Legislature requires a home seller to acquire and disclose a Home Energy Rating Service (HERS) score or a Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) annual energy consumption estimate from a qualified third-party rater/contractor. That policy making body also encourages the local MLS boards to incorporate the information in the MLS listing fields.

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IDEA 34

ESTABLISH CONTRACTOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

The Arizona Registrar of Contractors requires appropriate categories of contractor license holders to obtain a minimum number of continuing education training hours in energy efficiency subjects related to the most current version of the International Energy Efficiency Code (IECC) in order to obtain and/or maintain their license.

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IDEA 38

DETER ENERGY AUDITING IMPOSTERS

A local government or the Arizona State Legislature passes regulations prohibiting individuals from representing themselves as residential energy auditors or performing energy audit services unless they have passed a certification process (such as BPI or RESNET) and the services follow the procedures required by the certification body or its affiliate.

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