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Infographic: Going Green for St. Patrick’s Day

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the National Association of Realtors® is focusing on all things green. A new infographic released today breaks down how green home features influence buyers’ purchasing choices.

Green Home Features 2015

Here are some highlights:

  • Ten percent of the 34 and younger age group described the reason for their new home purchase as for green/efficiency reasons.
  • Nine percent of 35 to 49 year olds and 60 to 68 years olds also said that green/ energy efficiency was the reason for their newly-built home purchase.
  • The importance of the home’s environmentally friendly features which were described as very important or somewhat important included:
    • Heating and cooling costs: 86 percent
    • Energy Efficient Appliances: 68 percent
    • Energy Efficient Lighting: 66 percent
    • Landscaping for Energy Conservation: 46 percent
    • Environmentally Friendly Community Features: 47 percent
    • Solar Panels Installed on Home: 11 percent

For more information, visit economistsoutlook.blogs.realtor.org