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In Norway, Home Energy Labels Are Not a Lure for Buyers

Research finds that home buyers are largely indifferent to energy labels, echoing concerns among some green builders in the U.S.

Posted on Nov 1 2017 by Scott Gibson

Getting fair credit for energy-saving and green features from lenders and real estate appraisers has long been a sore point for builders specializing in high-performance houses, and new research from Europe suggests a lack of enthusiasm in the marketplace isn't limited to the U.S.


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  1. NTNU via Flickr

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A Move Toward More Helpful Appraisals

Home buyers in some states will see the HERS Index listed on the appraisal form

Posted on Mar 16 2017 by Scott Gibson

Developers of the Home Energy Rating System and the Appraisal Institute are teaming up to give home buyers a better understanding of how much it will cost to live in the houses they're interested in buying.


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  1. Kathy Kimpel / CC BY 2.0 / Flickr

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