In a shocking (not really) development, new research has shown that home buyers now, more often than not, favor environmentally friendly and sustainable features in homes than in previous years. While this particular development may not come as a shock, the reasons behind this shift in opinion are more varied than you might think.
Coinciding with a rise in desire for quality neighborhoods and schools, and consequently a willingness to shell out more money to ensure this quality, home buyers are also taking steps to ensure that they pay less (in the long run) for the home itself. Thus, features that save money on upkeep, utilities, and energy are hot items.
You can read more about these findings over here at RISMedia, where much of this information originally came from.