In Vermont we are piloting the use of the Home Energy Score with a twist in effort to increase its usefulness to the real estate professionals. We use the DOE's tool to also populate a wedge shaped chart that displays the expected total…"
"As Sandy noted, "The DOE database is not accessible to appraisers or real estate agents."
In the northeast a multi-state, U.S. DOE grant funded effort, being managed by the Regional Energy Efficiency Organization, Northeast Energy…"
"This will be a great event.
If you're reading this in the north east and can't make it to Austin (and even if you can) join us on October 29, 2015 for the Green Real Estate Symposium. We'll be talking about the energy information…"
"Speaking of rock stars, Laura will be our Keynote Speaker at Green Real Estate Symposium: Appraising, Selling, and Financing Buildings with Energy Efficient and Renewable Energy Features, October 29, 2015 in Fairlee, Vermont."
"Great to see this effort picking up steam. We've done a lot in Vermont but there is so much more to do. We're going to try and break down the industry silos further in late October with a two-state (NH/VT - we share an MLS) day of…"
"Lots of good advice here. As such I don't have a lot to add. There is a tool called PV Value that should used anytime you have a PV system. Its information should be added to the Appraisal Institute's Residential Green and Energy Efficient…"
This goes beyond the simple answers you were probably looking for; however, our real estate system is essentially broken when it comes to identifying and valuing energy efficiency. There are people working on this nationally and…"
"I've sent this directly to Sandra but for those following this thread Building Science Corp. provided a link to a study regarding air tightness over time, which to me would seem the only real variable to a HERS score in a 5-10 year time frame…"
"Excellent article Melissa. I never knew Rater/Realtors existed. I wish more did. I'd like to suggest to you and others finding this useful a recent White Paper from CNT Energy and the National Home Performance Council just released…"
Residential energy efficiency & sustainable building practice (new construction & existing homes). Works with home owners, builders, and design community. Real estate market transformation via green MLS & education for appraisers, lenders, and realtors. Passive House supporter.
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