Overview

The green movement is here to stay, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the housing market. Find out the latest trends, statistics, reports, and resources on green homes.

References

We've already done the research for you. References (formerly Field Guides) offer links to articles, eBooks, websites, statistics, and more to provide a comprehensive overview of perspectives. EBSCO articles (E) are available only to NAR members and require a password.


Green Remodeling Options

  • Low-flow shower head and faucets
  • Low-flush or dual-flush toilets
  • Compact fluorescent or Halogen bulbs
  • Tankless or solar water heater
  • Energy-Star appliances
  • Low-VOC paints and wood finishes
  • Lighting controls
  • Reflective or light-colored roofing
  • Bio-based insulation
  • Double-paned or Low-E windows
  • Solar or Photovoltaic panels

Green Remodeling (eBook)

Greening of the Housing Market

Net-Zero Energy Homes Have Arrived — and Are Shaking Up the US Housing Market (CNBC, Feb. 14, 2019)

About Green Homes (U.S. Green Building Council, 2019)

Benefits of Green Building (U.S. Green Building Council, 2019)

Green Living

Greener Living (Environmental Protection Agency, Apr. 19, 2019)

Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality Top Buyers’ Green Preferences (National Association of Home Builders, Feb. 21, 2019)

Best Countries for Green Living (U.S. News, 2019)

Builders Respond to Growing Interest in Green Homes (National Association of Home Builders, Jun. 18, 2018)

Carbon Footprint Calculators (Greener Choices) —Test your impact on the environment

Impact Values

Buying an Energy-Efficient Home: A Financially Bright Idea (Nerdwallet, May 1, 2019)

Multiple Benefits: Asset Values (International Energy Agency, Sep. 14, 2018)

Home Improvements to Increase Your Property Value (Consellation, Jul. 19, 2018)

An Empirical Assessment of the Value of Green in Residential Real Estate (Appraisal Journal, Winter 2015) E

Resources, Studies, Websites

Green Building Advisor

Green Home

Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency (Energy Star)

NAR’s Green Designation (Green Resource Council)

EPA Green Building Homepage (Environmental Protection Agency)

eBooks & Other Resources

eBooks.realtor.org

The following eBooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:

An Introduction to Green Homes (Kindle, eBook)

The Art of Living in Your Green Zone (eBook)

Be a Successful Green Builder (Kindle, Audiobook, eBook)

Building Today's Green Home (Kindle, eBook)

Choosing Green (Kindle, eBook)

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Building & Remodeling (Kindle, eBook)

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Living (Kindle, eBook)

Getting Green Done (Kindle, eBook)

Go Green, Live Rich (Kindle, eBook)

The Green Book (Kindle, eBook)

Green Building A to Z (Kindle, Audiobook, eBook)

The Green Building Bottom Line (Kindle, Audiobook, eBook)

Green Building Products (Kindle, eBook)

Green Building Through Integrated Design (eBook)

Green Business Practices for Dummies (eBook)

Green Cities (eBook)

Green Guide (Kindle, eBook)

Greening Your Home (eBook)

Green Remodeling (Kindle, eBook)

Green Restorations (eBook)

Green Up! (eBook)

Green Zone Living: 7 Steps to a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful Lifestyle (Kindle, eBook)

New Green Home Solutions (Kindle, Audiobook, eBook)

Prefabulous World (Kindle, eBook)

Sustainable Design (Kindle, eBook)

Sustainable Living (Kindle, eBook)

Sustainable Residential Development (eBook)

Your Eco-Friendly Home (eBook)

Your Green Home (eBook)

Books, Videos, Research Reports & More

The resources below are available for loan through Member Support. Up to three books, tapes, CDs and/or DVDs can be borrowed for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10. Call Member Support at 800-874-6500 for assistance.

The Sustainable Home: The Essential Guide to Eco Building, Renovation and Decoration (London: Merrell Publishers Limited, 2008) TD 171.7 St8

Green Buildings Pay (Washington, D.C.: Spon Press, 2003) NA 2542 G72

Green Building Guidelines (Washington, D.C.: Sustainable Buildings Industry Council, 2003) HD 255 Su8

Green Your Home: Healthy, Money-smart, and Sustainable Living Begins at Home (Keller Ink, 2011) TD 171.7 K28


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