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Go Green To Save Some Green

Going green isn't for just the hippies anymore, today your lender approves.

 

For Home Buyers

For buyers, upgrading an existing home may be the best option especially with today's low housing inventory to leading higher than usual sales prices. Going after a older or outdated home with energy-efficiency upgrading in mind increases your range of choices. An energy assessment can be incorporated into any pre-purchase inspections. An objective assessment of the home can provide negotiation leverage if retrofits are needed. Especially with the increasing energy costs we're currently seeing.

For the Home Sellers

Sellers, upgrading to be more resource-efficient makes the home more attractive and lends a competitive edge compared to the other traditional homes in your market. Selling your home with an energy assessment included can boost the marketability of a home especially if it scores well. An objective assessment will prove to any potential buyer the energy efficiency of your home and the benefits it can provide- comfort, control, and monthly cost savings.

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Green Financing

In today's energy market, lenders love mortgages with energy-efficient upgrades financed. Energy Efficient Mortgages are offered through FHA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac. They realize any customer can afford a higher quality home with their monthly utility bills lowered.

 

Retrofitting

Going green doesn't mean you need to start fresh

Every needed replacement and remodeling job is an opportunity for greening an existing home. It opens the possibility for choosing more environmentally friendly and innovative building products and systems that go into new-home construction. Almost all of the newer systems you hear of being installed in eco or high-performance homes can be applied to an older home. Improving the resource efficiency of a home doesn't need to address every component of energy consumption and material choices. One project at a time can make all the difference.

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New build = Maximum efficiency

Starting fresh so you can get the perfect breeze or optimal amount of sunlight and warmth can do wonders for your new home and energy costs. Design resource efficiency from the ground up to ensure you maximize your energy and resource savings. Employ to empower low impact building methods.

 

Stay Smart and Start Simple

Smart home devices and apps.

Real-world smart home technologies are less about gadgets and more about solving everyday household problems, providing convenience and safety, and improving the experience of living in a home. Smart homes are intelligent because the information they produce ensures the homeowners are in control and aware while at home or away. Systems like lighting, temperature regulation, and security features, all can be controlled via the Internet or by voice commands with ease of use in mind. Add one device at a time to ensure it's the proper fit for your needs and lifestyle.

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Test the waters and try DIY

See the savings without any major investments. Try these DIY tips to decrease your monthly utility costs.

  • Weather Strip around the doors and windows.

  • Seal air leaks around building envelope incursions.

  • Caulk window trim and around window panels

  • Install a programmable thermostat

  • Hang thermal drapes for heat retention or blocking

  • Change furnace air filters

  • Seal heating ducts

  • Shade windows with awnings

  • Switch to CFL or LED

  • Install Solar Garden lights

  • Install motion and occupancy sensors or timers on lights.

  • Put up a clothesline for drying clothes outside

  • Track energy usage with a monitoring application.

  • Clean refrigerator coils

  • Fix leaky faucets

  • Install low-flow faucets and showerheads

  • Wrap hot water heater and pipes

  • Install a hot water circulating pump

  • Install dual flush toilet controls


After heating and cooling (43% avg. of total energy usage), large appliances are the next largest use of home energy. Upgrading your outdated appliances with ENERGY STAR™ rated ones. Although the dollar savings from any one appliance may not seem like much when all are added together. The enhanced energy efficiency can make a significant dent in your utility expenditures.

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