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Arkansas Regional Real Estate Service Goes Green

Posted: January 13, 2014 at 5 a.m.

Siding is placed on single-family houses and duplexes Thursday at the intersection of West Avenue and Prairie Street in Fayetteville. The new construction by Jacobs & Newell Co. has a variety of “green” features, such as efficient insulation, low-flow faucets, recycled material or solar panels.

Prospective buyers have a new tool to help them find energy efficient homes. The Arkansas Regional MLS that includes 9,800 real estate listings in Northwest Arkansas, southern Missouri and northeast Oklahoma, now features a range of “green” criteria.

At A Glance

Green Criteria

Five fields have been added to the Arkansas Regional MLS website, where real estate agents input information about properties they have listed.

Energy Rating/Certification (e.g. Energy Star, LEED for homes, etc.)

Insulation

Low-flow toilets

Low-flow faucets

Low-flow shower heads

Other features, such as whether a house features south-facing windows, rain barrels, landscaping that doesn’t require irrigation, solar shingles, a living roof or programmable thermostats will be included in the basic property description on the website.

Source: Arkansas Regional MLS

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