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Study Reveals Green Homes Sell for More in California

An article featured in the climate section of Think Progress revealed that green-certified homes in California sell for 9% more than the average home. 

University professors from the State compared homes in California with similar sale prices, location, size, amenities, and age of the home.  The results of this comparison showed that homes with an ENERGY STAR™ label, a LEED certification, or a California green-home rating system called Greenpoint sells for approximately $35,000 more than the average non-green-certified home, which sells for around $400,000. 

Residential Survey Reveals Insight on Energy Consumption

The U.S. Energy Information Administration released its most recent residential survey, analyzing the country’s energy consumption as of 2009. 

National Movement toward Energy Disclosure

This year, voices advocating energy efficiency resonate loudly throughout the U.S.  The energy rating and disclosure movement expands from city to city—showing people want to know facts about their buildings’ energy performance.  New York City, Austin, DC, San Francisco, and Seattle already passed legislation regarding energy disclosure.  Joining these cities are Boston and

Wall Street Journal Reports Majority of Homes Have Comfort Issues

Are some rooms in your home stiflingly hot in the summer?  Does frigid air keep you out of certain areas of your home in the winter?  You’re not alone! 

Replacing Your Air Conditioner

If you’ve had the same central air conditioning system for the past ten or more years, it is likely that the system is on the brink of a break down. Doing research into system replacements could save you from a sweltering home in the hot Chicago summer months.

Mayor Emanuel Announces Support for Municipal Aggregation

Municipal aggregation offers opportunities for savings, but a more long-term approach to household electricity savings is energy efficient home improvements such as adding insulation or switching to efficient compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. These changes are lasting, and will improve energy usage, increase annual savings, and improve the value of your home, free from a reliance on third party.

Growing Desire for Energy Transparency

MyHomeEQ supports the Green Button initiative and other efforts to provide homeowners more information about their utility use. Homeowners shouldn’t feel “left in the dark” in terms of what goes into their utility bills.

Rising Energy Prices this Fall

Paying for utilities bills can be troubling as it is, but the burden on homeowners' wallets will get even worse as energy costs rise this fall. The need for home energy efficiency will become even more important.

Energy Efficient Homes Sell Fast

Plenty of evidence exists showing that an energy efficient home is more comfortable and involves lower utility bills. Now there's growing evidence that an energy efficient home will sell for more and sell more quickly than comparable homes that are less efficient.

Efficient Homes Are Worth More

Energy efficient homes are worth more, so says real estate giant Trulia.  In a story posted last month citing five reasons to go-green, staff writer Tara-Nicholle Nelson presents data from the The Appraisal Journal that, "for every $1 green home improvements decreased the property's annual energy bills, the home’s value increases by $10-$25."  Using that math, effciency improvements that reduce your energy bills by $500.00 woul