08 Apr '11, 3am

Green Projects to Save Money [Survey]

Green Projects to Save Money [Survey]

American Express sampled 2,045 people (18+ years old) and learned that 64% of them will invest in renovation projects this year, according to a survey taken in the first week of March. These homeowners are only planning on spending about $3,400 — down from $6,200 last year — but 32% of folks with home improvement plans will look into green home improvements. Specifically, here’s where homeowners plan to make green home improvements : 16% – energy-efficient windows and doors; 12% – insulation; 11% – roofing; 10% – heating, ventilation, and cooling; 9% – water heaters; and 6% – alternative energy systems. The dominant reason for green improvements , according to 31% of homeowners, is to reap long-term, cost-saving benefits. In other words, people are looking for ways to save money at home. “Consumers are investing in green improvements to increase their savings over time and...

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2011/04/spend-green-save-green...

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