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Are you Feeling Green?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes BR564219000

Sustainability is becoming a priority for many homeowners and homebuyers.

The housing market is on the brink of a substantial shift, propelled by the changing landscape of sustainability trends that are influencing buyer preferences and home construction standards. The 2023 National Association of REALTORS®’ Sustainability Report reveals a consistent demand for energy-efficient features within the residential sector.

In a recent national survey conducted by ANGI, the home improvement website, homeowners were asked about their major investment plans over the next five years. While traditional projects like bathroom remodeling and basement refinishing maintain their popularity, the ANGI survey reveals a growing interest in upgrades to HVAC systems and installing solar panels. Notably, one in three homeowners is contemplating solar panel installation, and one in four is planning a heating and cooling system upgrade.

The implementation of new building codes, designed to augment energy efficiency and reduce household energy consumption, has also played a pivotal role in this market transformation. According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Energy Codes Program, newly constructed residential buildings witnessed nearly a 30% improvement in energy efficiency between 2006 and 2015, attributed to updated building code requirements. Since 2009, nearly every state has revamped its building codes, contributing significantly to the reduction in energy usage.

You can find out more about some of these programs in this article written by The National Association of Realtors

1. High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Act (HEEHR)
2. Homeowner Managing Energy Savings Program (HOMES)
3. Clean Energy Tax Credit (Code 25D)
4. Energy-Efficient Home Improvement Tax Credits
5. EV Charging Station Tax Credit
6. Optimizing Savings With State and Local Incentives

 

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Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes

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Comments (2)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Cara - being energy aware seems like part of being a better citizen.  Why wouldn't everyone want to join?  Purely rhetorical.  Sadly.  

Feb 23, 2024 09:05 PM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso

I'm shocked solar panels aren't utilized more, Michael Jacobs 

Feb 26, 2024 09:01 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It doesn't make sense that we don't rely upon the sun for energy since it is a resource God gave us free of charge, haha.  For me, I know it's all about money and free resources don't make sense for politicians because that does not line their pockets with cash, haha.

Feb 24, 2024 04:38 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso

Brian England   It all brings too mind the stories circulating when I was young about carburators (sp) and ways to get better gas mileage that were being thwarted by higher powers.  Fake news? Not true?  ....not so sure

Feb 26, 2024 09:03 AM