Realtor Magazine says…Buyers Ready to Spend on Green

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“Energy efficiency is not on the wish list for home buyers in 2011—it is on the ‘must’ list,” writes Paul Cardis, CEO of Madison, Wis.–based AVID Ratings

Heating and cooling a home today is not cheap. But neither is purchasing a solar heating system, installing new double-pane windows, or replacing old appliances. For a long time, the high expense associated with “going green” has kept many home owners from embracing energy-efficient features…

But there are indications that more and more Americans are seriously considering green construction and adding new ­energy-­efficient upgrades—and determining that the cost is worth it.

“Expenditures on energy-efficient home improvements, which have been essentially flat over the last few years, will see a period of strong growth through 2014, reaching $50.2 billion in that year,” says the new Energy Efficient Homes report by Pike Research, a Boulder, Colo., market research and consulting firm focusing on clean technology.

Green Products Buyers Really Want
*High-efficiency insulation
*High-efficiency windows
*Double- and triple-glazed windows
*Tankless water heaters
*Water-conserving devices
*Products aimed at improving indoor air quality
*Renewable flooring products, such as bamboo and cork
Sources: American Institute of Architect’s Home Design Trends Survey

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