Real estate: Builders Hope Green Features will Trump Price

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By Dale Quinn
Most builders nowadays eagerly tout their homes’ energy efficiency. Bragging about energy-saving features has become so pervasive, a reporter’s eyes can glaze over and his mind can wander the moment the word “green” enters the conversation. But with new-home sales sluggish and foreclosures driving down prices, builders looking to distinguish their product from the large resale inventory have beefed up energy-saving features in their homes. So much so that their designs stand out even at a time when calling something “green” has become a cliché. When it comes to foreclosures, new-home builders can’t compete on price, said Dan Hogan, supervisor of Tucson Electric Power Co.’s residential energy-efficiency programs. So to lure buyers, they have to show that there’s added value with a new home. And for many builders, that means taking on additional costs to make homes more efficient.

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