In 2013, we published a blueprint with the National Home Performance Council that outlines a seven-step…Continue
Often, when homeowners make improvements to an existing house, the most important aspects of home performance – including safety, comfort, energy efficiency, durability, and environmental impact – are literally invisible during key steps of any home sale or refinance transaction.
One result is that energy…Continue
My friends in energy efficiency have been patiently waiting for granite to fall out of favor as the sexiest way to improve your home, and add value when you…Continue
EcoHome Magazine provides a great case study on a home builder that takes the extra steps to provide the data points an appraiser needs during a green home appraisal.
Yup, it's too bad we need to take these extra steps right now. And yup, you'd be crazy not to do the extra work! The new…Continue
Added by Laura Reedy Stukel on October 7, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
Wow. GreenMLS is friendly, fun and adds value when you look at it via an excellent cartoon video! Kudos to USGBC Colorado and the Governor’s Energy Office in Colorado for breaking it down, making it fun and keeping it real!
Please share with folks who might not be aware of the growing inventory of green/energy efficient homes and how to properly promote them during resale!
Added by Laura Reedy Stukel on October 7, 2011 at 10:02am — No Comments
There is much talk and some progress towards an elusive premium for green homes.UCLA economics professor Matthew Kahn breaks it down. He uses three criteria to predict areas more likely to have a green premium:
Added by Laura Reedy Stukel on September 3, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Hopefully you caught this article over the weekend. It has been picked up and repeated like crazy!
Kenneth Harney of the Washington Post wrote a column entitled Is green good for home resale? The article highlights studies from Seattle, Portland and California. It offers nice perspective on why these…
Added by Laura Reedy Stukel on August 29, 2011 at 9:01pm — No Comments
Slow and steady wins the race. And over the past few months, energy efficiency has quietly been grabbing the media coverage from it’s sexy cousins the Renewables, like solar, wind and geothermal.
Early this month I reported that green as in wallet (saving money) was hot. Now the July issue of Realtor Magazine is reporting that saving money is …Continue
Added by Home Energy Magazine on January 1, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments