Homeowners Are Saying Yes To Green Design
It seems that homeowners are moving away from the ‘McMansions” and are more interested in building homes that are energy efficient. According to a new Yahoo! Real Estate survey homeowners are looking for “a ‘green’, energy-efficient home built with ‘sustainable’ materials that yield a lower carbon footprint. Or, more often, it is a home remodeled with energy-efficient appliances and eco-friendly home products.”
Yahoo! polled 1,545 U.S. adults in their Real Estate Home Horizons study and found that 50% of people surveyed think “green/energy efficient appliances/materials are a requirement of their dream home.” The study also found that “60% of those in the market say that green/energy-efficient appliances are amenities they’d like to have in their next home.”
So it appears that 2012 will be the year where the demand for sustainable, energy-efficient homes reigns supreme.
To read more about the study please visit realestate.yahoo.com.
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