Banker & Tradesman: "Paradigm Shift: High Performance Retrofits Bring A New Kind of Home to the Market" by Craig Foley April 20, 2015

"We are in the midst of a paradigm shift with respect to both how energy is produced, and also how it is consumed. Massachusetts homeowners are participating in both. The explosive growth of solar photovoltaics (PV) supported by innovative programs like Solarize MA allows homeowners to generate clean power on their side of the utility meter. At the same time, Massachusetts’ homeowners, through programs like MassSave, can reap the benefits of aggressive incentives for reducing energy consumption."

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MLS PIN Updates Green Data Fields

"Ownership of green homes is one practical way people in our communities can actively respond to the environmental concerns around us," said Grey Lee, executive director of the MA Chapter of the USGBC. "MLS PIN's collaboration to improve the existing set of green data fields deserves kudos. I would also like to applaud Craig Foley, our chapter's advocacy coordinator for the Residential Green Building Committee, for his leadership on this project.


Leading Edge Green Partnership Program - Support Market Transformation!

RE/MAX of New England is pleased to announce that Boston-based RE/MAX Leading Edge has unveiled the Leading Edge Green Partnership Program (LEGPP). The program is designed to reward non-profits that support green building and sustainability in Massachusetts, as well as to promote market transformation towards healthier and more energy-efficient buildings in the Commonwealth.

Why Learn More About High-Performance Homes?

The question of why a real estate agent in Massachusetts should take a fresh look at the high-performance home market, or the NAR Green designation, is a good one. After all, we sell homes; we don’t sell climate change solutions. At the same time, I see a huge opportunity for our industry to be part of the solution.

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“In this competitive real estate market, homes that deliver proven energy efficiency will sell faster and for more money,” said Craig Foley, chief of energy solutions for RE/MAX Leading Edge. “Buying a home in New England is a stressful experience; consumers understand that utility costs have a significant impact on the overall cost of a home. Energy-efficient homes cost less to run. Buyers are more aware than ever that energy efficiency not only lowers stress on their wallets, but on the environment as well.”

Demand for Green-Certified Homes in MA More Than Doubled in 2013 : High-Profile

Boston - Rising energy prices and a shift in home-buyer priorities caused sales of green-certified homes to jump 110 percent last year, even as low inventory meant fewer homes were available overall, according to RE/MAX Leading Edge’s second annual Report of Energy Efficiency, Valuation of High-Performance Homes & Market Transformation on Massachusetts Residential Real Estate.

The report by Craig Foley, chief of energy solutions at RE/MAX Leading Edge, found that buyers wanted homes that were energy-efficient and had been built with sustainable, healthy building materials. In fact, the market is shifting so swiftly and dramatically in favor of green-certified homes that Foley believes the number of green home sales was under-reported because not all real estate agents are aware of the benefits of high-performance homes.

Craig Foley | People on the Move - Boston Business Journal

RE/MAX Leading Edge in Somerville has announced the recognition of Craig Foley with the 2013 EverGreen Award from the National Association of REALTORS’ Green REsource Council. Foley is one of five REALTORS selected for this award from a national pool of candidates for his commitment to the green industry and work within the community.