Energy-efficiency is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after features for those in the home buying market. While the rising interest in energy-efficient homes is already influencing how new homes are built, the established home market must also rise to the occasion and provide solutions to eco-conscious interests. By retrofitting a traditionally built home with energy efficient products, the home could fetch a much higher price than a home outfitted for the energy standards of yesteryear.

At first glance, it seems eye-wateringly expensive to invest in energy-efficient solutions for your home. However, when one factors in the annual savings associated with an eco-friendly home, it would be imprudent not to implement a solution or two. From installing solar panels to planting tall trees on the north-facing side of your home, there are a myriad of ways to cut energy costs and raise the profile of your home when it’s in the market. In The Weekly Times, I discussed the profitable importance of adapting homes for a greener realty marketplace – read more here.