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NAHB study reveals Energy Efficiency a key factor for home buyers

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If the increase in demand for such products wasn’t any indication, energy efficiency has become one of the most important features in a home for home buyers. Results from the recently published “What Home Buyers Really Want” study from the NAHB shows that nine out of ten home buyers would much rather a home equipped with energy-efficient features and lower- utility bills than a home without.

The nationwide study, conducted by NAHB’s Economics and Housing Policy Group in 2012, identified home buyers’ preferences in a home including location, size and features.

The results are a key indicator that energy efficient materials and solutions are becoming increasing popular by home buyers who want efficient, modern homes that are economically smart.

As an energy efficient insulation solution, Icynene spray foam insulation has helped thousands of homeowners across the United States significantly reduce their heating and cooling bills. In fact, Icynene energy efficient insulation has helped some clients save up to 50%^ in heating and cooling costs.

Icynene spray foam insulation provides insulation R value and air-sealing in a single step. Furthermore because less energy is needed to heat or cool the building, the HVAC capacity can also be reduced thereby saving your clients more money. Icynene’s Building Science team can help refer you to HVAC design software which can help you estimate the actual heating and cooling loads.

^ Savings vary. Find out why in the seller's fact sheet on R-values. Higher R-values mean greater insulating power.

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