energy savings Archive

The Appliance May Be Energy Efficient, But Is it ‘Most Efficient?’

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Home buyers are increasingly reporting they want more energy savings, and plenty of homes are promoting “Energy Star” home appliances to help satisfy that desire. But some say that too many appliances are...
September 6, 2011

Home Improvement: Solar Energy Adds Extra Value to Homes

By Rhone Resch, president & CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association Warm weather tends to draw people out hunting for a new home or to inspire others to make home improvements. It turns out home owners with solar energy systems...
June 16, 2011

Solar Panels Can Boost Home’s Resale Value, Study Finds

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Home owners may write off solar panels as too costly (installation can cost upwards of $15,000), but a new study suggests that installing solar panels can pay off. Researchers find that solar panels...
April 22, 2011