The real estate market is increasingly adopting energy efficient practices, as agents are beginning to realize that their customers want homes that are complete with green and sustainable technologies.
The use of energy efficient technology like radiant heating or stormwater collection systems can often help to increase the value of a property, as these additions are not only seen as green and revolutionary, they also reduce the long-term operating costs of a residence.
The current market conditions and recent improvements made to residences across the U.S. have made the time right for homebuyers to go out and purchase the house of their dreams.
A newly renovated brownstone in vibrant Clinton Hill in Brooklyn, New York, has all the amenities that any modern couple would want, as the builders included a number of energy efficient technologies along with luxurious products throughout.
A tour of one of Chicago's greenest homes is re-opened for 2012, as the residence that balances the use of refurbished and re-used furniture and modern energy efficient technology will be open to the public.
The use of radiant heating systems is not something that is new to the housing market, but the progression of technology has helped to increase the efficiency of the products that are available to homeowners.
Families in St. Neots, England, are hoping to end a 16-month battle to improve the heating systems that are in their homes, as a coalition of residents are looking to influence policy provided by the local housing association.
A new housing development in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, is entering the final phases of construction, as the real estate company that is building the units is installing the last appliances and fixtures while applying the final touches.
State energy officials in New York are not planning to delay the switch to ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel for use as heating oil, but they are monitoring the fallout from refinery closings that have triggered warnings of price spikes.
Famed architect Nate Kipnis noted that many of his peers would be able to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for the homes that they build if they would use more green technology and sustainable products.