Energy efficiency could soon spur changes in mortgage lending practices

Three recent studies that address the advantages of energy efficiency on home ownership could have a significant impact on the way buyers finance home purchases.

By Peter Fabris, Contributor | April 29, 2013

Three recent studies that address the advantages of energy efficiency on home ownership could have a significant impact on the way buyers finance home purchases. The studies point to a convergence among thought leaders in the financial, energy, and homebuilding industries, and may provide needed momentum for efforts to change mortgage lending practices to include energy-related improvements. This activity could lead to federal legislation that will institutionalize energy-efficient mortgages.

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