EPS helps real estate agents sell energy-efficient homes

Today’s smart homebuyers know there are hidden components that make a huge difference in how a home performs and consumes energy. Energy Trust offers EPSTM as a way to look behind the walls to ensure that a home’s energy-efficient features are visible and valued during the buying process. EPS homes are built to be more energy efficient than other code-built homes, offering lower energy costs and greater comfort.

EPS is an energy performance scoring tool that measures and compares home energy consumption. It benefits builders and buyers, and helps real estate agents showcase the advantages of newly built energy-efficient homes.

EPS homes feature:

  • Energy-saving lighting solutions and efficient built-in appliances such as dishwashers and water heaters.
  • Efficient heating and cooling equipment designed to lower energy bills, enhance comfort and improve indoor air quality.
  • High-performance windows that help deflect heat in the summer and retain it in the winter.
  • Thorough testing that ensures proper installation and completion of important behind-the-walls details.
  • Advanced framing techniques and extra insulation to help homeowners stay cool in summer and warm in the winter while saving energy.
  • Tight construction that helps prevent drafts.
  • Sealed ductwork that reduces leaks and potential moisture problems.
  • Mechanical ventilation systems that bring fresh air into the home for healthier indoor air quality.

Energy Trust offers a variety of resources to help real estate agents stand out from the competition by showcasing the best in energy-efficient EPS homes.

To learn more about becoming an Energy Trust real estate ally, call the trade ally coordinator at 1.877.283.0698.