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Why do energy efficient homes sell at premiums?

Home energy performance rating creates value for consumers by helping them understand the energy costs of home ownership. Homeowners can use their home energy performance rating to immediately cut costs and increase comfort and health with do it yourself weatherization projects. Their baseline of home energy performance can be the start of a long-term plan for professional maintenance and retrofit work.

Homeowners can track their dollar and energy savings at each step of the plan by checking their performance rating. This record of work performed and savings achieved creates additional value for the homeowner by allowing them to recoup the cost of energy efficiency investment at the time of sale. Homes with energy efficiency improvements sell faster and at a price premium compared to unimproved homes.