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Energy efficient features add 6% to sale price - Righthouse

posted Aug 7, 2012, 4:24 AM by ema-1 ema-1
"Next, think about energy efficient features such as insulation. It's one of the top things house-hunters look for, according to a survey undertaken by Realestate.co.nz in association with the Green Building Council for the Sustainable Housing Summit. According to Albrecht Stoecklein, technical manager at Right House Ltd (which offers energy efficiency products), it costs about $3000 to insulate a three-bedroom home. This isn't a huge investment when Stoecklein says overseas studies reckon houses can sell for up to 6 per cent more if they're energy efficient. "Years ago buyers were all about the Italian bench-tops, but now they look closely at energy efficiency," he says"


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