Going green seems rather trendy these days, but it really makes sense if you’re trying to save money on energy. One way to go green is to install solar panels on your roof, as pictured here.
Trying to sell your home? Adding green features may help.
Some interesting figures from a recent survey conducted by the U.S. Green Building Council and McGraw-Hill Construction:
78 percent of homeowners earning less than $50,000 per year say they would be more inclined to purchase a green home
– Lower energy costs are increasingly demanded by and available to home buyers at all income levels
– Going green was the top reason cited by survey respondents for remodeling their home
– More than 80 percent of respondents said they believe that green homes are not just more economical, but offer better and healthier places to live
Almost half (44 percent) of homes renovated between 2005 and 2007 used products chosen for their green attributes
Want to learn more ways to save energy? Check out our videos on the ENERGY STAR program.