News and Insights

February 2016

Feb 2016 Smart Grid

Buyer Preferences and Utility Costs

A survey conducted by NAHB and Better Homes and Gardens examined home buyer demand and preferences, particularly among the boomer generation.

 The “2016 Housing Preferences of the Boomer Generation: How They Compare to Other Home Buyers,” uncovered consumers’ views about the environmental impact of their home and the value they place in saving on utility costs. 

Feb 2016 Tax Credits

Federal Tax Credits Extended

There’s good news for your clients who want to make energy efficiency upgrades in 2016. You can continue to advise and connect clients with the people and resources that can produce greater efficiency in their homes. And you can point them to a variety of credits now available through the end of 2016.

Green Feb 2016

Understand Consumers’ Wants, Secure Your Future 

During the last six months, the Green REsource Council has been hitting to road to connect the GRC with other industry groups and get its name and mission out to a broader audience of professionals involved in the housing industry. 

Feb 16 TIps

This Month's Tips: Save on Water Heating Bills

Heating water consumes about 13 percent of the annual bill for the typical single-family home, says EnergyStar.
It you’re not ready to invest in a new, more efficient water heater, there are still steps you can take to cut your water heating costs.