Building Bridges for Efficiency
In 2013, Elevate Energy and the Home Performance Coalition published a first-of-its-kind blueprint on how to make energy efficiency visible during the real estate transaction process. “Unlocking the Value of an Energy Efficient Home: A Blueprint to Make Energy Efficiency Improvements Visible in the Real Estate Market” presented seven clear steps centered around the importance of including energy efficiency data in the real estate transaction. Countless energy efficiency advocates have since used the blueprint to guide engagement strategies and create change. In 2019, after six years of valuable lessons, Elevate Energy, Home Performance Coalition, and Pearl Home Certification will launch an updated blueprint with refined steps to make the value of energy efficiency upgrades visible in the real estate market.