Green Homes in AustinWith sellers now required to have an energy audit performed on their homes, it has become easier for buyers to find green homes in Austin. Not that it was that hard to begin with – Austin, after all, regularly makes it to the top of various “greenest city” lists.
Due to the City of Austin’s commitment to preserving the environment and improving livability standards – through programs such as the Green City Initiative, Austin Climate Protection Program and the Austin Energy Green Building Program, among other things – the market for green homes in Austin has grown progressively larger. There are numerous new green residential developments throughout the city today and many homeowners have had improvements done to their homes in order to increase energy efficiency, improve sustainability, indoor air quality, and more.
Green homes in Austin come in a wide range of styles and property types, from single-family homes to townhouses to condominiums. In the Bouldin Creek neighborhood near South Austin, for example, you will find old homes with new, green improvements, as well as the new South 5th development. The South 5th is a condominium community and features homes that are projected to earn a 5-star rating from Austin Energy Green Building and a gold LEED® Certification.
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