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Oct 8, 2018

Just as anyone else, building experts buy homes, too. Yet what are the differences in the way these insiders make their choices in finding the best homes to live in?


Listen in as C.R. Herro, Vice President of Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Meritage Homes shares with us his very thoughtful perspectives on the gaps that exist between the way buyers and experts make choices about the homes they live in.


We discuss the new parameter of home choice beyond location, price, and design; the parameter of home performance.


CR’s unique background of study in philosophy, environmental engineering and business experience sheds fresh light on the complex, and often daunting topic of how home buyers must somehow gain experience in the benefits of a high performing homes before their perception of value shifts such that a want becomes a need.


We discuss the international landscape in home performance to glean insights into what could (should?) happen in the USA as well as how home automation needs to tie in the building performance trends.


Some of the resources mention include the Appraisal Institute’s Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum ( and the Bi-Partisan SAVE Act (Sensible Accounting to Value Energy)



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