Buyers Are Still Flipping for Energy-Efficient Remodels

Sustainable rehab projects are in demand despite the improved housing market.

AFFORDABLE REHAB Price: $244,000 (sold in one day for $255,000) Palm Terrace, Phoenix This previously foreclosed property was remodeled by Urbanovo LLC to NGBS-Emerald standards and provides more than $1,300 in annual energy savings.

AFFORDABLE REHAB Price: $244,000 (sold in one day for $255,000) Palm Terrace, Phoenix The living spaces were modernized with stained concrete flooring, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, and an open-concept floor plan to maximize space.

AFFORDABLE REHAB Price: $244,000 (sold in one day for $255,000) Palm Terrace, Phoenix The redesigned landscaping features a low-flow timed watering system.

AFFORDABLE REHAB Price: $244,000 (sold in one day for $255,000) Palm Terrace, Phoenix Designed and renovated by Urbanovo LLC, the 1,260-square-foot home is priced at $244,000.

AFFORDABLE REHAB Price: $244,000 (sold in one day for $255,000) Palm Terrace, Phoenix The dwelling was upgraded with new 13-SEER HVAC system with smart Nest learning thermostat, R-38 insulation, high-performance windows, low-VOC finishes, and improved ventilation and filtration.

MID-RANGE REHAB Price: $539,000 Crown Heights, Phoenix With a Walk Score of 68, this close-in house from DRE Holdings offers professionally designed interiors and high-performance technologies.

MID-RANGE REHAB Price: $539,000 Crown Heights, Phoenix The interior floor plan was redesigned to provide increased living space.

MID-RANGE REHAB Price: $539,000 Crown Heights, Phoenix The rehab resulted in annual energy savings of $1,000 and improved water efficiency and air quality.

LUXURY REHAB Price: $1.8 million Camelback Mountain This NGBS-Emerald luxury rehab offers beautiful panoramic views of downtown Phoenix.

LUXURY REHAB Price: $1.8 million Camelback Mountain The project was designed and renovated by Knipp Contracting and AAK Investments.

LUXURY REHAB Price: $1.8 million Camelback Mountain Renovations of the 1962 house resulted in $2,600 in annual energy savings and reduced water demand by more than 50 percent.

NEW CONSTRUCTION Price: Starting at $165,000 Phoenix Construction is currently under way on 14 new homes to replace a subdivision of blighted properties that were abandoned during the crash of 2008.

NEW CONSTRUCTION Price: Starting at $165,000 Phoenix As shown on this Performance Report, the new G Homes will have a HERS Index near 25, an average monthly electric bill of less than $50, and will be priced between $165,000 and $189,000. The project is in partnership with the City of Phoenix and Mandalay Homes.

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