Greenest of the green: Top efficiency-boosting home improvements
(BPT) - Forget wondering who’s the fairest; when it comes to choosing home improvements that make your home look good – from the curb and to potential buyers – it may make more sense to ask “Who’s the greenest of them all.” Sustainable home improvements not only help reduce utility costs and boost owner satisfaction with their homes, they also make a house more appealing to potential buyers.
In fact, buyers are willing to shell out up to 10 percent more for new homes certified green, according to a January real estate report by Harvard University. Return on investment for certain types of green improvements – such as replacing older, less efficient doors and windows – also tends to be high, meaning sellers recoup much of the initial cost of the improvement when they sell the home.
If you’re looking for eco-friendly home improvements, these five are among the greenest you can make:
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