Realtors can be ambassadors for energy efficiency: The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance is training them to talk about home energy performance

A growing number of buyers are looking for energy-efficient homes that will be cheaper to heat and cool. But realtors are often unprepared to answer questions about a home’s energy performance.

“Some surveys that were done identified that real estate professionals were saying they were being asked … but that they often didn’t feel comfortable answering those questions or weren’t familiar with that,” says Kathryn Eggers of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.

Her group is working to bridge this gap. Learn how by listening into an interview conducted by Yale Climate Connections at the 2022 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference.