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Real estate firms ready to shout about home energy efficiency

CoreLogic, MRIS, MRED, RPR among charter members for new US energy efficiency accelerator

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What do real estate data firm CoreLogic, large multiple listing services Metropolitan Regional Information Systems and Midwest Real Estate Data, and National Association of Realtors national property database subsidiary Realtors Property Resource have in common? They're among a host of real estate firms making up the charter class of the U.S. Department of Energy's new "Better Buildings Home Energy Information Accelerator." As members they'll help expand awareness of homes' energy performance at appropriate points during residential real estate transactions. "By improving the efficiency of buildings across the country, Better Buildings partners are saving money by saving energy, creating more sustainable communities, and helping to protect future generations from the impacts of climate change," said Under Secretary for Science and Energy Franklin Orr in a statement. The new partners in the accelerator include: Appraisal Institute Clean Energy Works Colorado Energy O...