Net-zero homes to substantially reduce energy footprint

So-called “net-zero homes” designed to boost energy efficiency will soon become more commonplace, and that could have a big impact U.S. energy usage, experts say. Just 8,547 net-zero homes, which are those buildings that generate more electricity than they use, were constructed in the U.S. in 2017. However that number is set to get a

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Green homes command a premium, but it’s the agent that matters

Most homeowners believe that if they make energy-efficient upgrades to their home they’ll be able to sell the property at a premium.

Zillow identifies energy-efficient home hot spots

Cities with some of the largest carbon footprints are also hot spots for energy-efficient home technology, according to a new Zillow analysis.

Choose your words carefully with “eco-friendly” homes

Environmentally friendly homes are easier to market than most, but real estate pros would be wise to choose their words carefully, because they can have a big impact on how consumer’s perceive a building’s value.

More builders are ‘going green’

Homes that come with energy-efficient features and a sustainable design are growing in popularity with an increasing number of buyers.

When Energy-Efficient Buildings Go Wrong…

When the Alberta Court of Appeal reopened after a renovation in 2001 to make the building more energy-efficient, it didn’t take long before occupants started noticing problems.

Most homebuyers Seek Green Options When Buying, NAR Says

Most homebuyers seek homes that are energy-efficient and environmentally friendly, according to the National Association of Realtors.  In fact, nine out of 10 surveyed said heating and cooling costs are important factors in considering a home. Indeed, heating and cooling costs account for about 56 percent of a home’s energy use, according to the U.S.

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The Home of the Future – It’s Now

“Building Green”, this has been the building battle cry in trends for some time now. Since 2009 there has been an average annual increase in so called “green building” of over 30%. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) home benefits the owner by fairly substantial tax deductions, and the obvious long term benefits include reduced heating expenditures and the resultant collective gain of communities, the nation, and the world.

Eco-Friendly Home Improvements to Help Your Home Sell

If you are looking to sell your home you should consider making a few eco-friendly home improvements because these are becoming more popular every day. Green changes no only reduce your carbon footprint, but they also save money and make your home more attractive to buyers.

Beat the Heat: Home Improvements for A Cool, Cheap Summer

Summer is a time for enjoying lazy days and the outdoors. But no matter what your climate, chances are that you’re starting to really feel the heat of summer by now. For homeowners this time of year is not only known for its promotion of lazing about or grilling out on the patio; it’s also known for a hike in utility costs.

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