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Articles relating to "Environment":

What does ‘energy efficient home’ mean? (2/8/2016)
It means a home uses less energy than comparable ones – but the techniques to accomplish that vary greatly, making the term general rather than home specific.

Another reason to live in Fla.: Clean cities (12/17/2015)
RealtyTrac analyzed U.S. cities by zip code for superfund sites, polluters, brownfields and former drug labs; overall, most Fla. cities are low-risk places to live.

Green home features increase value and marketability (12/3/2015)
Out of the 100 largest U.S. cities, 79 MLSs now include green features. The next question: What are brokers doing to make sure green information is included?

Study: Strong outlook for green homes (11/23/2015)
Despite higher costs, a high number of builders say they include energy-saving elements in construction and plan to step it up. Biggest buyers: 55-plus adults.

Does green financing hurt home sales? (10/21/2015)
The PACE program helps owners add green improvements. But in Calif., some agents say it makes homes harder to sell because the green loan stays with the house.

Court decision: Fla. cities can fund solar energy (10/9/2015)
The Fla. Supreme Court ruled that cities may issue bonds to fund PACE programs, which provide upfront financing for a commercial property’s green-energy upgrades.

BP settlement nets more than $3 billion for Fla. (10/6/2015)
The U.S. Department of Justice formally announced a settlement Monday to resolve civil claims over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster.

Study: Lake Okeechobee discharges can impact home values (4/1/2015)
Florida Realtors research: Polluted water discharged into Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers has a $1B potential impact on nearby counties’ property values.