27 Apr '18, 7pm

Buying an efficient home is about to get easier in Massachusetts

Home buyers in Massachusetts may soon be able to better gauge the energy efficiency, or inefficiency, of their potential future homes. On Tuesday, Governor Charlie Baker introduced legislation that would establish energy performance ratings and disclosure requirements for homes across the state. Tuesday’s proposal is the latest addition to a suite of successful policies undertaken by the state. Massachusetts has topped ACEEE’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard for the past seven years, buoyed by strong utility policies, building energy codes, and state-led energy efficiency programs. But with California and Rhode Island nipping at its heels, the Bay State isn’t resting on its laurels. Instead, it’s working to integrate energy efficiency more deeply into its economy. The legislation calls for the development of an energy scorecard, which would include a performance rating t...

Full article: http://aceee.org/blog/2018/04/buying-efficient-home-about...

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