"I think that would be a great idea. Chicago did a study on their requirement of utility data a year or two ago, and while it appears homes close faster by just disclosing energy data (high or low energy use didn't matter), just…"
"In Chicago the MLS has fields for energy use. They aren't the utility.
You could make it optional rather than required.
Markets prefer actual numbers to easily corrupted proxies. Build trust in the proxies, suddenly they will have…"
"So rather than simply stating "this house uses roughly $20 a month less energy than the average house..." So buyers can factor that counterfactual into their bid, this is more "hey, this is a good house, it's better than the…"
""“In Denver’s competitive housing market, home operating costs are more important than ever. The pilot will focus on uncovering the best way to highlight the full cost of owning a home by making it cost-effective and energy…"
"As previously mentioned, how the Score is used really depends on the housing market you are in. In a buyer's market it would seem natural to see homes with higher Scores sell for more. In a seller's market you already…"
"The Home Energy Score is not meant to include individual energy use. The Score is meant to compare homes with other homes, and must rely on some estimations as well as include local weather and statewide utility rates. When you…"