Dennis and I began building energy efficient homes in the 1980’s. We understand construction math and profitability. It costs 5-10% more to build an energy efficient home than "standard" homes.
Many people pay deluxe home prices for fancy looking features but they get only paltry energy saving benefits.
When we first started building energy efficient homes in the 1980’s builders were pleased if they had $10,000 left to share with investors per home after completion, bills paid, and the home sold. Twenty years later builders aim for $100,000.
At this point, you should be wondering how much money was actually spent on the construction of your home?