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Carbon Free Homes: Features, Benefits, Valuation

California's building codes and energy policy impact the way homes are built and powered.

Homes of the future will be carbon-free! How will the new requirements impact value and the way these homes are represented in sales listings and MLS records? Effective Jan 1, 2020, California's new Title 24 building code includes the significant requirement of solar on new homes, and a 53% increase in energy efficiency impacting certain remodel and improvement projects.

2020 marks a major pivot in emphasis going forward; from the long-time goal of net zero to carbon-free in congruence with California's greenhouse gas reduction targets and the evolving electric power grid challenges. These new requirements are win/wins - proven to be cost-effective, increase efficiency, reduce operating and total costs of ownership, and increase quality, health & safety, comfort, durability, and aesthetics.

This class will equip attendees with a comprehension of specific features that will be typical to carbon-free new and existing upgraded homes and the benefits they deliver to both house and occupants. They will gain competency in determining value and expertise as trusted guides.

Course Credit Available: 3 hrs cont. ed for agents and appraisers
Cost: SCCAOR agents $15, appraisers $45

Registration: registration link pending; email debralittle1@gmail.com
Primary Audience:  Residential real estate agents, appraisers, lenders

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