[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” menu_anchor=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_position=”center center” background_repeat=”no-repeat” fade=”no” background_parallax=”none” parallax_speed=”0.3″ video_mp4=”” video_webm=”” video_ogv=”” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_loop=”yes” video_mute=”yes” overlay_color=”” video_preview_image=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding_top=”” padding_bottom=”” padding_left=”” padding_right=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ layout=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” border_position=”all” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding_top=”” padding_right=”” padding_bottom=”” padding_left=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” center_content=”no” last=”no” min_height=”” hover_type=”none” link=””][fusion_text columns=”” column_min_width=”” column_spacing=”” rule_style=”default” rule_size=”” rule_color=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=””]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.[/fusion_text][fusion_text] [/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]