Value of Energy Efficient Homes

May 29, 2012 at 8:08 am Leave a comment

The North Carolina Energy Efficiency Alliance, in partnership with the NC Energy Office, recently completed a study investigating the market advantages of Energy Star homes in a five-county region around Durham.  They compared a random sample of new Energy Star homes built in 2010 against homes with no building certifications that were appraised as similar by a third-party appraisal company.  The study found that Energy Star homes sold for an average of $5,566 more overall, and at a rate of $2.99 per square foot more.  They also sold almost three months quicker on average.  Read the full study.

This illustrates the market value of energy-saving home features.  The City of Durham still has a few openings in its Home Energy Savings Program providing up to $2,000 for a home energy upgrade for qualifying homes at a cost of only $400!

Entry filed under: Energy Tips, HESP, Neighborhood Energy Retrofit Program (NERP). Tags: , , , .

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