Appraised Value and Energy Efficiency for Remodelers

While location, design and price are a home buyer’s main considerations, surveys show that buyers rank energy saving features and equipment (e.g., air and duct sealing, insulation, and high-efficiency heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment) as desirable features for which buyers are willing to pay more. The home may also have an addition built to the 2012 or 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (2012 IECC or 2015 IECC), which would make the addition between 15 and 16 percent more efficient than if built to previous codes.