Value of an eco home
Energy efficiency and eco features add value to your home.
"What is Green Worth? Unveiling High-Performance Home Premiums in Washington, D.C.," finds that high-performance homes marketed with green features (such as a solar photovoltaic array or LEED certification) sell for a mean premium of 3.46 percent compared to homes without green features." Source: Institute for Market Transformation
Viva Green Homes is also helping to add value to eco homes by accurately marketing and recording the eco features of a home, when possible, and working to create comparables to show the true market value of these homes.
Eco features can add value to your home.
Solar can add resale value to your home, while saving you monthly on your utility bill. Learn all the ways that solar adds value.
A natural energy source that can produce electricity, use directly or heat and cool a home.
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Third party certifications and energy audits can help add value by validating the energy efficiency and eco features of a home. In fact, certifications can increase a home's value by 9% and likely more!
There are many certifications nationally and locally.
Viva Green Homes promotes these certifications as well as a unique 1-5 star Viva Green score based on the quality and quantity of eco features a home has.
View our list of certifications.
Take a look at the tax incentives for adding eco features to your home, from insulation, to appliances, to renewable energy.