The Rocky Mountain Institute recently released a report showing that one’s home value can increase as much as 6% a result of making energy efficiency improvements.
And according to the report, low- to medium-income homeowners stand to benefit the most. Per the report:
Home energy upgrades can disproportionately benefit very low-, low-, and moderate-income homeowners, ensuring their improved physical and financial health as well as improved stability in the broader financial markets. This paper explores the financial benefits of home energy upgrades and seeks to identify opportunities—such as the Federal Housing Finance Authority’s Duty to Serve rule—to link greater market access and transparency around home energy performance with improved financial health for homeowners and mortgage markets overall.
Several links to other studies and statistics are included in Rocky Mountain Institute’s Insight Brief.