What do you think of when you imagine an eco-friendly home? Gleaming solar panels, energy-efficient appliances, and maybe even a spinning wind turbine probably top the list. (Oh, and a garden nourished by a sky-high compost heap and a rigorous recycled-gray-water irrigation system, of course.)
But when you imagine these homes, where are they? Enjoying the solar gain of nonstop sunshine in the Mojave, perhaps, or harnessing the wind power of the American Plains?
In honor of Earth Day, we decided to hone in on exactly where you’re most likely to find a home for sale with green amenities (from LED lights to high-efficiency HVAC systems) — and how those earth-friendly properties stack up against the competition.