Buying a new energy efficient home or retrofitting a home at the time of sale can help Colorado consumers lower their home ownership cost from Day 1. However, until recently, information about energy efficiency has been difficult to come by in the home buying process. In the chart below you see the main actors in the home buying process and all of the ways that increased information can support each stakeholder. To help remove these barriers, the CEO is working on three initiatives: The Green MLS, valuation studies, and ENERGY STAR New Homes. Together, these programs will help answer question such as:
» What makes a home energy efficient?
» Do energy efficiency improvements add value to a home?
» Are Coloradans interested in efficient homes?