Green Homes in Austin-Round Rock Add $25,000 Resale Value, Study Finds | U.S. Green Building Council
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New homes built to LEED commanding 8 percent premium

Washington, D.C.—(July 11, 2017)—A new study from The University of Texas at Austin and USGBC finds that new homes the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (Austin-Round Rock MSA) built to meet green building standards such as LEED, the world’s most widely used green building rating system, are worth an average of $25,000 more in resale value than conventional homes.

The study, “The Value of LEED Homes in the Austin-Round Rock Real Estate Market: A Statistical Analysis of Sale Premiums for Green Certification,” found that homes built to LEED standards between 2008 and 2016 showed an 8 percent boost in value, while homes built to a wider range of green standards saw a 6 percent increase in value.

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