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Direct Benefits of Energy Efficiency

By Andy Meeks, July 11, 2018

Energy efficient home design and green building techniques do more than just reduce the impacts on our climate and limited natural resources. They provide a quieter, more comfortable, and healthy indoor environment that is also more durable and longer lasting than conventional homes.

A more efficient home is also less expensive to operate and will lower your monthly bills. Homes with these features are likely to see higher resale values, providing for a solid return on investment. See the graphic below for a nice summary of estimated paybacks of various home efficiency upgrades, and visit Earth Advantage and Energy Trust of Oregon for much more useful information.

I’ve had a lifelong passion for helping improve our natural world, and have dedicated my career to that purpose.

Earlier this year, I became an accredited Earth Advantage Broker and by doing so have committed to staying current on, and communicating the value and benefits of, high performance homes and efficient building design.



Andy Meeks

Earth Advantage Broker

My clients are always my top priority, and my singular focus is to help them achieve their goals efficiently and effectively. This is the intention I set every day, and how I define success. As a trained and licensed attorney, I lead with a sharp attention to detail, a keen ear and focused voice, and an unwavering commitment to integrity, transparency and responsiveness. I’m a passionate advocate and I thrive when helping others succeed, and I’m always available to connect over a cup of coffee to learn how I can help make good things happen. Read my client reviews here. The choice to become a real estate broker was a joyful combination of two very different careers. Prior to moving to Portland in 2008, I was an environmental and title closing attorney in Massachustts. Since then, I've served as a program manager and fundraising professional for Portland-based non-profit organizations Friends of Trees, The Freshwater Trust and Ecotrust. While not scouting homes and helping clients, you can find me riding and racing bicycles, digging in the garden, practicing yoga, experimenting in the kitchen, and exploring the stunning beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Please let me know how I can help you or someone you know. Thank you!
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