Appraising a House as “Green” to Add Value

As homes have become greener and even reached net zero status (i.e., the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site), it’s become more important for sellers and builders to tout such advantages to buyers.

Energy Efficient Homes: Getting Down to Zero, Part 2

Zero Energy Homes help home owners pare energy use and cut costs but getting to that point requires following forward-thinking experts’ check list. You can cherry pick materials and systems to curtail energy use in a residential and multifamily home and building. But constructing the entire envelope to bring costs down to zero requires a […]

Energy Efficient Homes: Getting Down to Zero, Part 1

Editor’s Note: The title image for this article was provided by Joseph Kennard and reflects a Joseph Kennard Architects house project in Milton, Mass. Zero Energy Homes help home owners pare energy use and cut costs but getting to that point requires following forward-thinking experts’ check list.   You can cherry pick materials and systems to […]