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Four “Do’s” of Selling High-Performance Homes| EcoBuilding Pulse Magazine | Green Building, https://t.co/i8AwSrhEny

Four “Do’s” of Selling High-Performance Homes| EcoBuilding Pulse Magazine | Green Building, https://t.co/i8AwSrhEny

Do: Get your high-performance homes certified. An independent, third-party certification not only validates that you have built what you said you will build, but it also helps to define performance by clarifying what “green” means, Barrows said. These certifications can also add value to your home, he added, noting that as programs such as Energy Star, the National Green Building Standard, LEED , or the Department of Energy’s Challenge Home become more popular and gain brand recognition, this public acceptance attaches a sense of value to the accreditations. “There’s a growing awareness that high-performance features add value to a home,” Barrows said, noting the NAHB’s 2013 “What Buyers Want” study that found 89 percent of homebuyers surveyed would prefer and energy-efficient house over a comparable house without energy efficiency features, even if the high-performance ho...

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