Homebuyers Are Usually Kept In The Dark About Energy Costs. How Can We Fix That?

A home is the most expensive thing most of us will ever buy, so it’s important that buyers understand all the home’s features and the true costs of homeownership before taking the plunge. Certain home features are obvious and visible, such as an updated kitchen with granite countertops. Unfortunately, energy efficiency features (such as high-efficiency HVAC equipment or attic insulation installed to the current energy code) are often harder to recognize.

In her new Alliance to Save Energy guest blog, MEEA's Kara Jonas explores 2 ways we can make it easier for buyers to find sustainable, energy-efficient homes: energy disclosure and MLS green fields. Continue reading