The ENERGY STAR homes program is having a significant impact on the housing industry. Over the last decade, the new home industry has experienced an impressive transformation to high-performance homes that combine the latest advances in energy efficiency, building science and indoor air quality. ENERGY STAR homes are now found all over the country, resulting in an increasing number of homes that provide more comfort, healthier indoor air, and increased durability while reducing ownership costs by thousands of dollars. Today, there are more than half a million new homes having earned the ENERGY STAR rating nationwide, with projections of 2 million by the end of the decade. Consumers are becoming more aware of energy efficient improvements and the tangible benefits from such improvements. High-performance building will continue to raise awareness with both builders and consumers. Appraisers need to learn how to factor energy efficient features and improvements into their appraisals. During this 2 hour CEU approved session, you'll learn how to identify energy efficient features that add value to homes. Learn about the value of added improvements like sealed ducts, superior windows, high efficiency equipment and advanced lighting. Discover resources available from the Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes program specifically for the appraisal industry.
- Find out how consumer awareness of the ENERGY STAR label continues to grow
- Discover how the building science behind ENERGY STAR qualified homes delivers benefits that increase a home's value
- Learn specific actions appraisers can take to reflect the value of ENERGY STAR qualified homes
by Colleen Lane
The Lane Real Estate Team
(509) 438-9344 - Colleen cell
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