A new study shows that energy efficiency upgrades and other ecological features increase the value of homes an average of 9% in California. A home for sale priced at $400,000 would increase in value by $34,800 if it had a green certification such as LEED, GreenPoint Rated or Energy Star. Coupled with rebates and other incentive programs (see here and here), home energy and efficiency improvements are increasingly sound investments. Read more at California Watch.
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