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Two Portland, Oregon-based Better Buildings Residential Network members—the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and Clean Energy Works (CEW)—are supporting Earth Advantage’s Value It Green Home Tour. On September 9, 2014, more than 300 real estate professionals learned about the latest energy-efficient technologies for high-performance homes so they can better convey their value in the marketplace to home buyers.

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“Home performance upgrades not only create healthier, safer, more comfortable places to live, but they also increase the value of our homes,” said Derek Smith, CEW chief executive officer. “This event is a fantastic way to explore how cutting-edge, high-performance homes are driving value in the Portland market.”

Since 2008, 40% of Portland homes have been ENERGY STAR® qualified, LEED® for Homes certified, or Earth Advantage Passive House certified. The high demand for green homes in the area has made it more important for Portland real estate professionals to fully understand the benefits of residential energy efficiency.

Learn more about the Earth Advantage Value It Green Home Tour.