Tools for Complying with the Energy Efficiency Ordinance
The City of Austin’s Energy Efficiency Ordinance, effective as of June 1, 2009, requires that energy audits be conducted and disclosed for many properties located within the Austin city limits. Below, you’ll find resources to help you understand and comply with the City of Austin’s new Energy Efficiency Ordinance.
Green Real Estate Resources
ABoR is committed to the principles of energy conservation and sustainability. We strive to keep our members abreast of new technology, education and resources as they become available. As we look to the future, we know it is essential for our membership to understand the issues relating to green building and properties, as the green building movement is changing the way consumers buy and sell homes across the country.
Studies show consumers consider energy efficiency, a key green building feature, an important factor when buying a home. While energy efficiency is not the only green building feature we will focus on, it is an important aspect when determining a consumer’s ability to afford a home. Because of the important role rising energy costs play in homeownership, ABoR supports energy conservation efforts. We also understand the gravity of protecting Austin’s unique environment.Consumer awareness of green building continues to rise. “Green” is defined in a variety of ways and those definitions are changing constantly. Regardless of the many ways green is classified, we are aware of its impact on the real estate industry. It is our hope that this online resource will help you identify new ways you and your clients can be a part of the movement.
U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Home GuideU.S. Green Building CouncilThe National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) Green Designation ProgramCertified Energy Star Appliances, Buildings and Hone ImprovementsFHA’s Energy Efficiency Mortgage ProgramFederal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency