Number of Green, Energy Efficient Homes Hits Record High

There has been a significant shift towards incorporating more environmentally conscious practices in a variety of industries around the globe—including housing.

According to a recent article in Realtor Magazine, the number of green homes has hit an all-time global high of 500,000 units (including single-family, multi-family, and affordable housing), with the number of LEED-certified homes (the most widely used green rating system) jumping an impressive 19 percent since 2017.

Green homes are a great way to reduce your carbon footprint—but they can also be a great way to lower your housing costs. LEED-certified homes, on average, use 20 to 30 percent less energy than traditional homes—which translates into significantly lower energy bills.

The Takeaway:

So, what does this mean for you? If you want to do your part for the planet—and save money on your housing costs in the process—going green and buying a LEED-certified home is definitely an option worth exploring.


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