If you have a newer home built after 2005 or have solar or other alternative energy systems installed in your home, we are the brokerage for you. We have the tools and knowledge to highlight the energy features of your home and bring you the highest selling price!
Energy-Wise Realty was created out of a need for Real Estate professionals to understand the energy features and benefits of homes built today and to be able to convey those features to buyers. Homes built under the latest 2019 California Energy Code achieve a high level of energy efficiency compared to existing homes. According to the California Energy Commission, "single-family homes built to the 2016 standards will use about 28% less energy for lighting, heating, cooling, ventilation, and water heating than those built to the 2013 standards. On average the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards will increase the cost of constructing a new home by about $2700, but will save $7400 in energy and maintenance costs over 30 years." Homes built to the 2019 California Energy code will use about 7 percent less energy due to energy efficiency measures when compared to those built under the 2016 standards and when the new requirement for roof top solar electricity generation is factored in these homes will use about 53 percent less energy than those under the 2016 standards. The goal of Energy-Wise Realty is to transfer awareness of this valued benefit to home buyers today.
The California Energy Commission recently conducted a study of the Calfornia housing market to gauge buyer and seller knowledge and expectations of energy-efficient homes. The study revealed that:
91% of Californians view a home's energy efficiency as an important factor when considering the purchase of a home
70% of Californians said that the cost of monthly electric bills was an important factor in their decision to purchase a home.
"The Value of Green Labels in the California Housing Market" is the first study to provide statistical evidence that a green label adds an average of 9% to the sale price against other comparable homes.
A home energy rating is important whether you are buying or selling a home, providing you with your homes yearly operating costs and highlighting important energy efficiency measures found inside your home.
Learn more about a Home Energy Rating.
Call us to schedule your home energy rating today!