The green movement is here to stay, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the housing market.
NAR Library & Archives has 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 the member's nar.realtor login.
Information from NAR
REALTORS® and Sustainablity Research Report (National Association of REALTORS®, Mar. 2020)
Efficient and Resilient Homes (On Common Ground, Feb. 5, 2020)
Make That Home Greener: Energy-Efficient Mortgages (National Association of REALTORS®, May 29, 2017)
Solving America’s Big Green Mortgage Dilemma (Bloomberg.com, Aug. 5, 2020) E
Ultimate Guide to Energy Efficient Mortgage Programs (The Motley Fool, Jul. 22, 2020)
Buying an Energy-Efficient Home is a Financially Bright Idea (USA Today, May 1, 2019)
Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative: The Engagement of the Mortgage Industry to Deliver Sustainable Finance for the Housing Sector (Housing Finance International, 2019) E
Freddie Mac Launches New, “Green” Mortgage (HousingWire, Nov. 16, 2018)
Green Mortgage: Energy Efficient Mortgages (Green Communities Blog, Apr. 20, 2018)
What Are Green Mortgages & How Will They Revolutionise Home Energy Efficiency? (World Green Building Council, Sep. 4, 2017)
Improve Your Property With an Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) (The Mortgage Reports Blog, Jul. 14, 2017)
Energy Efficient Mortgages: Energy Efficient New Homes (Energy Star)
Resources, Studies, Websites
Greater Savings, Lower Costs: Enhancing Green Rewards with Utility Incentive Programs (Fannie Mae, Jul. 2020)
Energy Efficient Mortgage Program (United States Department of Housing and Urban Development)
Green Financing Loans (Fannie Mae)
eBooks & Other Resources
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.
Residential Green Valuation Tools (Appraisal Institute, 2014) HD 1387 A36
Energy-efficient Mortgages and Home Energy Rating Systems: a Report on the Nation’s Progress (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1993) QC 73.8 N21ee
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