Doris Ikle
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  • Bethesda, MD
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Jan Green commented on Doris Ikle's blog post A Solution for Appraising Efficiency- The buyer's point of view
"Tim, it depends on the homeowner.  It isn't necessary, but it's a win win if they enjoy the upgrades and don't expect a quick ROI.   There are homeowners who are upgrading their homes and decide to spend a little extra…"
Jan 22, 2013
Tim Hook commented on Doris Ikle's blog post A Solution for Appraising Efficiency- The buyer's point of view
"I'm not getting this right, Maybe my question is, is it a necessity for home owners to invest in energy efficiency renovations? or it is just merely a preference? would investing entitles bigger chance of selling a home?"
Jan 22, 2013
Doris Ikle replied to Al Heath's discussion Energy Modeling Software - what works??
"Robert, EPS is an Energy Performance Score that compares the energy efficiency of one building to that of other similar buildings. Home Tune-uP provides a detailed list of the group of energy efficiency improvements that save more each…"
Feb 21, 2012
Doris Ikle commented on Doris Ikle's blog post A Solution for Appraising Efficiency- The buyer's point of view
"What is the value of energy efficiency to a buyer? The general concensus, clearly detailed by Robert H, is that we don't know.  "Value defined as the perceived worth of something" is generally calculated by…"
Oct 23, 2011
Tom commented on Doris Ikle's blog post A Solution for Appraising Efficiency- The buyer's point of view
"Robert - It's true that energy costs are not included in underwriting and appraisal standards. Thus energy savings from efficiency improvements are not accounted for in mortgage eligibility calculations. In practice, the bill isn't looking…"
Oct 20, 2011
Jan Green commented on Doris Ikle's blog post A Solution for Appraising Efficiency- The buyer's point of view
"No, I don't know Debra.  Will remember her name and ask when I speak to the President again though.  Thanks!"
Oct 20, 2011
Robert H commented on Doris Ikle's blog post A Solution for Appraising Efficiency- The buyer's point of view
"Jan Do you know Debra Rudd, I believe she was on the appraisal board for a while.  I worked with her when I lived in th valley around 1990."
Oct 20, 2011
Robert H commented on Doris Ikle's blog post A Solution for Appraising Efficiency- The buyer's point of view
"Tom I read the link. Here is a quote "But current federal mortgage underwritingand appraisal rules do not recognize the real value of energy efficiency, andthus mortgages often cannot cover the initial cost." This is a lie. If…"
Oct 20, 2011
Jan Green commented on Doris Ikle's blog post A Solution for Appraising Efficiency- The buyer's point of view
"Tom - Thanks loads!  I've forwarded this to another committee member.  Don't know if I mentioned it, but I'm the Builder Committee chair for RGBC, subcommittee to UZGBC AZ Chapter.  We're putting together a Builder…"
Oct 20, 2011
Tom commented on Doris Ikle's blog post A Solution for Appraising Efficiency- The buyer's point of view
"Likely of interest for you all on the appraisal/mortgage issue: http://ase.org/resources/save-act"
Oct 20, 2011
Jan Green commented on Doris Ikle's blog post A Solution for Appraising Efficiency- The buyer's point of view
"Robert - Agreed!"
Oct 19, 2011
Robert H commented on Doris Ikle's blog post A Solution for Appraising Efficiency- The buyer's point of view
"Jan Yes the appraiser estimates gives his opinion of the market value and the lender uses that is mortgage underwriting.  But an appraiser can not assign a value greater than what the market premium is for that amenity.   In your post…"
Oct 18, 2011
Jan Green commented on Doris Ikle's blog post A Solution for Appraising Efficiency- The buyer's point of view
"Ed:  All very good points.  As an EcoBroker, I carry checklists designed to encourage conversation with home sellers so that we don't miss a single energy efficient feature.  Hopefully, with more awareness, appraisals will begin…"
Oct 18, 2011
Ed Minch commented on Doris Ikle's blog post A Solution for Appraising Efficiency- The buyer's point of view
"  The appraisal should reflect the relative efficiency of houses so that efficiency becomes just another factor in the purchase decision, like granite counter tops.  A more efficient house should be worth a quantifiable amount more money.…"
Oct 18, 2011
Jan Green commented on Doris Ikle's blog post A Solution for Appraising Efficiency- The buyer's point of view
"Robert - I think what was meant was that the buyer doesn't determine the value of the property, the appraiser does.  The appraiser assigns a value based on the most recent comps.  If a property has green features, he'll look…"
Oct 18, 2011
Robert H commented on Doris Ikle's blog post A Solution for Appraising Efficiency- The buyer's point of view
"What do you mean it doesn’t matter what the buyer thinks, it all comes down to thebuyer. It is the buyer that makes the offer on buying a house. If a buyer doesnot recognize the value they will not pay more. There is a term "cost versus…"
Oct 18, 2011

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CMC Energy Services
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Energy Auditor, Economist, Alliance to Save Energy Lifetime Achievement Award
Professional Interests
Develop, design and implement home energy efficiency programs, focusing on home buyers and income eligible homes. Inventor of a thermal/solar window shade to be installed by homeowner (2 patents). Designed and marketed slide-rule to calculate home energy savings and costs. Authored books and articles on home energy efficiency. Founder and CEO of energy efficiency business.
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A Solution for Appraising Efficiency- The buyer's point of view

How much is it worth to a home buyer to invest in energy efficiency improvements? A minimum estimate is that the annual savings on the energy bill pay for the annual cost of the investment when financed. This removes the primary reason for home buyers not to invest in energy efficiency -- lack of money. When faced with a choice of continuing to pay for wasted energy or making improvements that will make the house more comfortable and more valuable, buyers will opt for the…

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Posted on October 11, 2011 at 9:00pm — 20 Comments

Persuading 5-Million Home Buyers to Invest in Energy Efficiency

Federal and state governments are deploying billions of dollars in an unprecedented push to weatherize America’s existing homes in order to save energy and create jobs. However, the programs piloted by the government during the past decade, and more recently by the utilities, do not yet come close to being able to meet these goals. America can no longer afford to measure program ramp-up time in terms of years, nor should the public have to spend thousands of…

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Posted on December 10, 2010 at 10:44am — 5 Comments

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At 10:15am on December 3, 2010, Diane Chojnowski said…
Hi Doris, Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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Welcome Doris
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Welcome Doris!
 
 
 

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