Soon, All Homes Will Be Listed With Hers Energy Ratings.

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Soon, All Homes Will Be Listed With Hers Energy Ratings.

In fact, in much of Europe, realtors already post energy efficiency data as part of a home's "stats" when it's listed on the market. This quiz, written by the Editor-In-Chief of Green Builder magazine, can help you find out if your home can survive the coming green revolution and still be considered a valuable commodity. Have you done enough to keep it competitive with nearby properties?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The windows in my home are:
    • A. 

      Single-pane glass with no storm windows

    • B. 

      Single-pane glass with storm windows

    • C. 

      Double-pane (insulated glass)

    • D. 

      Double-pane low-E or gas-filled

  • 2. 
    My basement walls are:
    • A. 

      Bare concrete or brick, inside and out

    • B. 

      Finished and insulated on the inside with fiberglass

    • C. 

      Insulated with foam on the exterior

    • D. 

      Made with insulating blocks (insul out and in)

  • 3. 
    My toilets, faucets and showerheads are:
    • A. 

      More than 20 years old

    • B. 

      Don't know but they look old

    • C. 

      Less than 10 years old, low-flow

    • D. 

      Relatively new, low-flow all the way

  • 4. 
    My heating system consists of:
    • A. 

      An oil burner more than 20 years old

    • B. 

      An old oil burner, but insulated ducts

    • C. 

      A gas burner less than 10 years old

    • D. 

      A high SEER gas furnace

    • E. 

      Geothermal Heat Pump A geothermal heat pump

    • F. 

      Heat pump or Mini-Split System

  • 5. 
    The Heated/Cooled Square Footage of My House is:
    • A. 

      Under 500 sq. ft.

    • B. 

      1,000 to 1,500 sq. ft.

    • C. 

      2,000-2,500 sq. ft.

    • D. 

      3,000-4,500 sq. ft.

    • E. 

      More than 5,000 sq. ft.

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