Real Estate Agents

Energy efficiency pays

iStock-happy-couple-new-housecropped.jpgEnergy efficiency has value in the buying and selling process. With motivations ranging from saving on utility bills to reducing emissions, homebuyers are more interested than ever in energy efficiency at home.

The benefits include:

  • More comfort at home

  • Lower energy bills

  • Lower carbon emissions

  • Higher resale value


Every score is a winner

A home with a lower efficiency score doesn’t need to be discouraging to a potential buyer. With many financing and rebate opportunities available, it’s never been easier or more affordable to increase scores through energy improvements.



Refer clients to Energy Advisors 

TISH-women-calling-(1).jpgEnergy Advisors are ready to help your clients tackle any home energy problem and project. In 2019 alone, CEE’s Energy Advisors coached more than 900 clients through home improvement projects, helping homeowners save over $350,000 in utility rebates.

Energy Advisors are a free service available to clients in any city, featuring:
  • Start-to-finish project guidance

  • Connection to low-interest financing on project costs

  • Connection to up to $1,600 in utility rebates

  • Recommendations for high-quality contractors


Resources for Real Estate Professionals

Learn how to confidently navigate questions about energy efficiency to portray a home’s true value, and help your clients gain the benefits.


Resources for your clients

CEE's Energy Advisors: Free efficiency project consulting

Home Energy Squad: Home energy visit service through Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy

Home Energy Hub: Website with helpful posts and relevant topics written by CEE's energy experts

CEE Lending Center: Loans and grants for rehabilitation and energy efficiency projects.

Energy Badge Flyer: Sample of a third party verification that showcases high performing home energy features and their benefits. Find them at the end of the TISH Report.

CenterPoint Energy Approved Contractors: List of air-sealing and insulation installers who qualify for CenterPoint's rebate program.

Trainings and educational content

TISH Talk: Energy Scores and More in Minneapolis: Oct 2020

Jump to your topic of interest:  

Energy Disclosure update to Minneapolis’ TISH policy: Jan 2020  

External reports

Realizing the Value: ‚ÄčAn Appraiser-Led Analysis of the High-Performing Home Premium in Leading Midwest Markets (Elevate Energy)

Home Energy Efficiency for Real Estate Professionals (U.S. Department of Energy)

The Misconception That Buyers “Don’t Care” About Home Performance (Energy Logic)


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