Questions To Ask Your Builder About Energy Efficiency

Questions To Ask Your Builder About Energy Efficiency

Do you want to know if your new home is energy-efficient? The Denver real estate market is heating up with the spring season.  To help keep your cool and to keep your energy costs down, here are some questions to ask your builder. 

1. How do I know your homes are truly energy efficient?
2. Since all builders must meet the requirements of the building code, what makes your homes different from other builders' homes? 3. How do your building techniques reflect the latest developments in housing technology?
4. What steps do you take to improve the energy efficiency of the homes you build?
5. Can you predict what my energy costs will be?
6. What makes your homes more environmentally friendly than others?
7. Do you participate in the Government's energy efficiency initiatives for new homes?
8. Do you affix a government-backed energy label to your home?
9. Do independent, licensed professionals inspect the energy efficiency of your homes?
10. Do you build homes that receive an EnerGuide rating of 83 or higher or its equivalent?

If you aren't getting the answers you want, then you better think twice about your builder.

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Karen Venier is a Broker Associate at Keller Williams. She is a part of Carr Peck Group which has been recognized locally and nationally as in expert in real estate.  Locally they are 6th in Denver Metro home sales out of 5,000 agents and have been recognized by the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends as one of the top selling agents in America.  For more information feel free to 
contact her  or call 303-908-9584.  
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