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Green Makers: What’s Green in Your Home?

In a recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders, single-family builders said they use on average about 10 different green products or practices.

Last month, the builders were asked which of these green features are most popular, many of which have become standard in their building practice. Others haven’t increase much in consumer demand.

How many of these are in your home?

Low-e windows are used by 95% of the builders while high-efficiency HVAC systems (92%), programmable thermostats (88%), Energy Star-rated appliances (80%), and energy-efficient duct systems (78%) are also some of the most popular green products that are commonly used by builders.

Nor surprising is that this year’s survey results mirror a 2016 NAHB study on home buyer preferences of green products and practices used in a home.

A high percentage of those buyers surveyed said Energy Star-rated windows and appliances, and an Energy Star rating for the whole house are either “highly desirable or essential elements” for their next home.

See a full list of most and least commonly used green products and practices, in economist Paul Emrath’s post in EyeOnHousing.

 

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