Homebuyers Increasingly Say Energy Efficiency Is a ‘Must Have’

May 21, 2015

A survey by the NAHB found that more buyers are looking for energy efficiency features when purchasing a home.

Ninety-four percent of homebuyers said they wanted Energy-Star rated appliances in a new home, 36 percent of them saying that this feature is essential, while the remaining 58 percent said it was desirable.

Additionally, 91 percent said they wanted an Energy-Star rating for the whole home, 28 percent identifying it as essential, and 63 percent saying it is desirable.

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