Effect of Energy Efficient Real Estate Listings August 10 2020

On August 6, 2020, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) issued a first-of-its-kind empirical study, Valuing Efficiency by Clicking on Energy Efficient Real Estate Listings: A Controlled Experiment, showing that including home energy efficiency scores in online real estate listings would lead buyers to choose more efficient homes with lower energy costs. The new controlled experiment provides the clearest evidence to date that state or local policies ensuring home energy information is presented to buyers would influence their choices, not only meeting their needs but incentivizing both sellers to make home efficiency upgrades and builders to construct more-efficient new homes.

You can download the full report here.