January 14, 2020: How to Sell Heat Pumps to Contractors and Homeowners!
with "the Father of Electrify Everything" Nate Adams
The kitchen table transaction is the key to residential electrification: if homeowners aren't willing to write checks to buy heat pumps and contractors aren't comfortable selling them, nothing happens. Nate Adams has spent a decade pulling apart this Gordian knot. Nate discusses the lessons learned and the counterintuitive ways to solve this wicked problem.
Webinar: The Appraised Value of Carbon Free Homes with Debra Little, Home Performance and Valuation SpecialistRead Now
January 9, 2020: The Appraised Value of Carbon Free Homes with Debra Little, Home Performance and Valuation Specialist
Carbon free homes are the best! So can we see this reflected in their appraisal? Can we have the investment made in them returned in their sale? Are any appraisers doing this now and how can we communicate this to realtors? Carbon Free Homes high performance and emissions-reducing efficiency elevate the quality of life for occupants, plus they deliver multiple societal benefits towards cleaner air and water and as a bankable power grid resource. Increasingly, a hopeful percentage of appraisers understand that value for these assets and benefits should be recognized in the market. However, when they look for data to support their appraisals they struggle to find what they need. There’s a circle of communication that needs to happen and it need to begins with all of us; energy and design consultants, builders and those who know the scope of work, the project details and measured results. In this webinar we’ll clarify what assets differentiate carbon-free homes, their potential contribution to market value, appraisal approaches and challenges, and how we can support the integrated process of realization of full market value.
fPanama Bartholomy is the Director of the Building Decarbonization Coalition.