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Energy Efficient Mortgage - EEM

Sunday, September 25, 2016

There are several government programs designed to help homeowners finance energy efficiency improvements. One such program is the Energy Efficient Mortgage or EEM. When used for new construction this program is designed to allow primarily Energy Star rated new home financing options. An EEM for an existing home financing requires a third party evaluationRead More »


Energy Efficient and High Performance Home Appraisal

Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Appraisal Institute has recently released a Green and Energy Efficient addendum which standardizes a method by which Appraisers can add third party verified and certified energy improvements to the value of the home being appraised. The unfortunate truth however is that most Appraisers have no idea how it works or what steps to take to arrive at aRead More »


Tips to improve your HERS score

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Tips to improve your HERS score - HVAC system design and advanced framing techniques

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