27 Dec '14, 1am

Census Remodeling Data Shows Homeowners Head Toward Energy Efficiency

Released in October by the US Census Bureau, the 2013 American Housing Survey (AHS) is an enormous record of home improvement priorities for homeowners across the country. Remodeling is a multi-billion dollar industry in the US, and in the past few decades some of that remodeling has focused a little bit less on first adding value to the home and a little bit more on first saving the current homeowner money. Energy efficiency projects emphasize lowering utility costs while hopefully driving up value. According to the Survey, this includes any project the homeowner identifies as having been completed for the purpose of energy efficiency. The jobs could therefore fall anywhere on a wide range of size and cost from replacing a window to changing source of electricity. Nearly a quarter of all owner-occupied units that made a home improvement within the two years leading up to ...

Full article: http://www.ecobuildingpulse.com/energy-efficiency/census-...

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