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Do you have any information comparing the energy efficiency of conventional homes to “Green Built” Homes?

Garrett Strong | Posted in Energy Efficiency and Durability on

I am currently working on a home that will be both Leed Platnum and NAHB Emerald. The construction financing is now being secured, and we are working with an appraiser. He would like to have more infomation about the enery comparisons to conventional construction, I know there have been some statistics done in Seattle but have not been able to find them.
Do you have any information energy comparisons, or other statistics such as length of time on the market and sale price that would help the appraiser to value home correctly?

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    Martin Holladay | | #1

    Most of the green Case Study homes profiled on this Web site (click the "Green Homes" tab) include a graph comparing the energy use of the case study home with national averages.

    For information on whether green homes sell faster than regular homes, check out these resources:

    "New green homes in King County [Wash.] sell faster with higher value"


    "Slew of New Studies and Articles Show that Green Homes Sell Faster, Perform Better, and Hold Higher Value than Conventional Homes"

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